Jose Luis Delgado, the territorial delegate for Regeneration, Justice and Local Administration, Almeria, visited today Lijar to see the "works being performed by the City Council and the cooperation of Juan Marin", such reforms at the adult school and the PFEA project for the renovation of a municipally-owned house for rural tourism. The Local Administration Department has awarded the municipality nearly 70,000 euros "for actions that promote economic activity" or infrastructure "of a socio-economic nature".
Delgado was able to meet Sergio Sanchez, the mayor of the municipality, during his visit.
The territorial head for Local Administration reminded that the Ministry headed by Juan Marin made more than 4,600,000.00 euros available to Almeria's municipalities in 2021. This was especially true for small local entities that are experiencing a loss of residents.
Lijar was charged with this year's PFEA. With a contribution from Board exceeding 30,700 euros, he did urban improvements as well as environmental work. Delgado also highlighted the City Council project to convert his rural property into a tourist development house. This "allows for employment to be created when the work is being done but also in future." The delegate was able to view the works in action with the alderman.
Both visited the local adult school. Reforms were carried out by a special aid of 23,317 euro from Juan Marin, which corresponds to a line subsidy for public infrastructures. These grants have been granted to 13 entities within the Almeria province.
The Ministry also provided additional subsidies to the City Council of Lijar in order to support public services during seasonal increases in population and exceptional circumstances like the COVID pandemic. It has received 15,125 euro that allowed it to hire additional staff to serve the residents' needs.
The total amount that the municipality received from the Department of Local Administration is almost 70,000 Euros to "work for citizens' benefit."
Lijar's mayor, said that the Andalusian Government has provided assistance to small municipalities. The works are also beneficial for neighboring communities. In a small town of less than 400 people, 44 people were employed by the PFEA this year.