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The Community points out that EIB funds are used entirely to alleviate the damage of earthquakes in Lorca (16/07/2014)

The planned investment by the European Investment Bank amounted to EUR 185 million, divided into more than one hundred projects, previously analyzed and accepted by the financial arm of the European Union

The Autonomous Community, through the Ministry of Development, Public Works and Planning, emphasized that funds from the European Investment Bank (EIB) "is intended solely for the implementation of projects designed to repair the damage caused by earthquakes "Lorca occurred in the May 11, 2011.

This was stated today by the Minister of Development, Public Works and Planning, Manuel Campos, who noted that the planned investment by the Bank amounted to EUR 185 million, divided into an action program that includes more than one hundred projects, previously analyzed and approved by the Community financial body of the European Union.

Campos said that each and every one of the projects financed by the EIB "aim to repair the effects of earthquakes in Lorca," which were "much higher than those known in the historical series, magnified by the shallowness of the epicenter that although located in Lorca, seismic waves spread its effects to neighboring areas. "

Therefore, the head of the Ministry of Public Works said that "the only beneficiaries of EU financial support are the victims of earthquakes, in order to regain normalcy as soon as possible in areas affected by earthquakes."

"From the first minute of the earthquake, the regional government has promoted and managed numerous projects and initiatives, as well as social and humanitarian aid, which have benefited all those affected by this natural disaster," Campos said.

One of the actions of the program of projects is the 'Resetting the firm and reordering accesses RM-D16', recorded road damage by earthquakes, and contemplates an investment of 550,000 euros.

The work consists of repair firm, while management and hits the intersection of said road, which is intended to better channel the traffic of vehicles is improved.

On the criticism of the PSOE deputy general secretary of Lorca, Antonio Navarro, the director Campos said that "there are reasons of public and social interest for the regional administration work directly in the financing of this action," and reiterated that "the highest priority of the Executive autonomy is to repair all the damage caused by earthquakes, improve the state of infrastructure and promote the enrichment of the affected areas. "

Source: CARM

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