The Ministry extends one week the deadline to submit EDUSI projects

Local government postpones the approval of the strategy for next week in the plenary session
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The Ministry extends one week the deadline to submit EDUSI projects.
The Ministry extends one week the deadline to submit EDUSI projects.

The Ministry of Finance and Public Administration has agreed today to extend one week the deadline given to municipalities to present their strategies for Sustainable and Integrated Urban Development (EDUSI) with which they will choose to obtain European funds. Following this order, the deadline will end on Tuesday, November 28.

In view of the extension of the deadline, the local government has called off the extraordinary plenary session scheduled for tomorrow, which had one point only, the approval of EDUSI, postponing this matter to next week.

The councilwoman of the Presidency, Ana Pellicer, explained that the approval of the strategy, with which Benidorm opts to get 10 million euros from European funds, "will be included in the agenda of the plenary session in November, which will be held next Monday, day 27. "

For its part, the councilwoman of Participación Ciudadana, Mª Jesús Pinto, has indicated that "the extension of the deadline to present the EDUSI projects allows us to have more time to perfect technically Benidorm's proposal, and also to collect the contributions that we make neighbors and visitors through the surveys available at www.edusibenidorm.org ". Pinto has clarified that "we will continue collecting surveys until next Friday", and recalled that for this call have been formalized around 2,300.

For this call, the second to which Benidorm opts, has been taken as the basis for the project developed for the first and that collected performances valued at 23.7 million. Some actions to be carried out before December 31, 2023 and aimed at improving the quality of life of citizens. Specifically, they are related to improving the quality and access to information technologies (ICT), reducing CO2 emissions, protecting the environment and efficiency in the use of resources, as well as combating inequality and poverty by promoting inclusion policies.

EDUSI's area of ​​action is Beniardá-Jaime I axis, which encompasses the upper part of Colonia Madrid, as well as the area of ​Els Tolls neighborhood closest to the bullring, and the surroundings of Jaime I with special incidence in the sphere of influence of Alfredo Corral. This area is completed with a peri-urban area that encompasses all the natural environments of the ravines, the whole area parallel to the TRAM line, the existing parks and also two large green areas: El Moralet and the surroundings of the roundabout of Séquia Mare.