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The PSOE requires Valcárcel "fulfill its commitments to Lorca" (26/09/2009)

Note from PSOE:

The Municipal Socialist Group in the House asked the City Council urge the Government to address regional territorialization and quantification of specific measures to Lorca in the Strategic Plan of the Region of Murcia 2007-2013 "taking into account the criteria provided by major social and economic actors of the municipality. "

Moreover, we request that the government of Ramón Luis Valcárcel to implement the measures referred to Lorca in the contingency plan for economic revitalization and the Consolidation of Employment in the Region of Murcia.

The PSOE recalled that in 2006, the Regional Government announced that the general framework for all economic planning in the Region of Murcia will be the Strategic Plan of the Region of Murcia 2007-2013, which was named Horizon initiative Murcia 2010.

A plan that, "despite the media noise, not even been regionalised or adequately quantified in relation to the region of Guadalentín and Lorca," they say.

According to the Municipal Group Socialist deputy spokesman, Francisco Ruiz Alviar, the few specific measures have been announced Lorca within this plan have been, generally a dead letter, thus accentuating the historical marginalization to which the regional government submits the municipality.

In that sense, Alviar Ruiz said that while Puerto Lumbreras Totana itself and achieved in 2007 and 2008, respectively, per capita spending in the budgets of the Autonomous Region have exceeded the regional average, the "Lorca not have the favor of Regional Government since 2002 but, however, we do use it to sell false lean and benefits to the public. "

The socialist mayor argued their complaints with some examples.

Among them, the Council recalled that regional government approved in 2008 more than 100,000 euros for the Observatory for Immigration, whose headquarters would be in Torre Pacheco and would have a delegation in Lorca, ends of which were promptly informed the media .

This investment is framed in the 'Plan for the social integration of immigrants in the Region of Murcia 2006/2009', the year is nearing completion but it is materialized in the municipality.

Paradoxically it is also the construction of the sixth institute Lorca Secondary Education.

In December 2008, the regional government approved an investment of 5.4 million for this infrastructure.

By then, students of the center-which has no physical headquarters but is created from the administrative point of view, had been months now since taking classes in a temporary location without the conditions it requires a quality education.

This will be his second year but have their own educational facilities and to make matters worse, the council of industry recently announced that the new building will be operational in 2010-2011, when the works will not start at the earliest, until next September and have an estimated duration of 16 months, that is, completed in February 2011.

These cases provide a sample to illustrate the "neglect, abandonment and neglect" that flatters Regional Administration, and unreasonably prolonged the town of Lorca and its inhabitants, according to the PSOE.

But there's more.

In March 2008, and before the indicators pointed to a slowing economy, the president of the Autonomous Community of Murcia, Ramón Luis Valcárcel, presented what he called a contingency plan for economic revitalization and the Consolidation of Employment in Murcia, which includes hundreds of measures and is, in his words, an injection of more than 1,000 million euros in addition to the regional economy.

Of these, approximately one third, would be invested in the 2008-09 biennium, as reads the document.

The priority of these measures is summarized in the increase of public investment and improving productivity as well as providing business and create jobs.

Under these assumptions, the regional government would undertake new investments in key sectors such as industry, commerce, hospitality, agriculture, water, infrastructure, housing and tourism.

With regard to the timeframe in which are inscribed the measures, it should be emphasized that the regional government itself ensured that its application would be "immediate."

Thus, from a territorial standpoint, the Plan included to Lorca, as a priority, the construction of the round and the round central south (Measures 7 and 8).

In addition, management refers to improving access and road links in the Lorca-Eagles (measure 25), the plan to build new roads and improvements to roads that present some difficulty agricultural vehicle traffic, especially in South Lorca (as 37), and, finally, the strengthening of the Plan for Modernization of Irrigation through a special envelope (measured 47).

Finishing the year 2009 and with it the biennium established as a timeline for implementing these measures "priority" does not have launched the rounds, not enough has intensified investment in road infrastructure, nor have been weight measures in place to encourage tourism sectors, and related to the primary sector, currently the main source of wealth of the municipality.

While the regional government promotes the economic triangle Murcia-Cartagena-Mar Menor, the local industry, particularly those related to the textile and tanning, dying dramatically.

Source: Grupo Socialista, Ayuntamiento de Lorca

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