Drafting. The Regional Minister for Development, Infrastructure and Territory Planning, Marifrán Carazo, has described of “State project” the initiative promoted by the business sector aimed at uniting the provinces of Seville and Huelva with the Algarve, through the High Speed Line. This was stated today at the business breakfast held at the CLUB CAMARA HUELVA promoted by the Chamber of Commerce, which has as sponsors the Provincial Council, the Huelva Port Authority, the Caja Rural del Sur Foundation and Atlantic Copper, with the collaboration of the companies Grupo TSO, URBANZ Arquitectura y Urbanismo, Environmental Technical Office, Seabery, Diverfruit, Grupo Transonuba and Amadesam Servicios Marítimos.
The Minister of Development, Marifrán Carazo, has highlighted the potential that Huelva has, as has been shown in the unemployment figures, with a decline greater than the Andalusian and national average. “The strength of the Huelva economy is clear and some measures approved by the Andalusian Government have undoubtedly contributed to this,” said the minister, who recalled the tax cuts or the approval of the LIST, as well such as the recently approved decree law to review the prices of materials of construction, which “will allow works not to stop, guaranteeing the viability of companies and thousands of jobs”.
Marifrán Carazo has indicated the more than 840 million euros invested in the province of Huelva in this legislature. In Fomento alone, significant investments have been made, such as the 46 million to promote housing programs, which have allowed the construction of 269 new rental homes at an affordable price or the improvement of 580 homes in the AVRA public stock; or the 21 million destined for the improvement of Huelva’s ports.
The Minister has placed special emphasis on these investments, as well as the development of the network of bike lanes in the province, with the execution of the cycle-pedestrian itinerary that will link Huelva, Aljaraque and Gibraleón through the Odiel River Estuary, or the Ciclosend project , which will connect Spain and Portugal by bicycle. Likewise, she has highlighted the projects to complete the network of bike lanes in the capital with the connection of the university campuses with the bus and train stations.
Precisely, in railway matters, the minister questioned the lack of drive from the Government of Spain to face the necessary connection of the AVE. “Huelva has been waiting for the AVE for too long and the fact that this railway corridor and its extension to Faro is not in the 2030 National Investment Program is a mistake,” warned Marifrán Carazo, who regretted that the State had missed the opportunity of European Next Generation funds to finance this infrastructure.
“This corridor cross-border through Huelva and the Algarve must be a State project, connecting Spain with Portugal through Andalusia“, he insisted, but not without first supporting the campaign promoted in this sense by the business sector.
For his part, the president of the Huelva Chamber of Commerce, Daniel Toscano, has referred to “the investments that are being carried out and they plan to undertake companies from different economic sectors that will need “the collaboration and commitment of the Public Administrations, in order to guarantee the best conditions for their development and success of economic activities for the progress of the social welfare of our citizens ”.
The president of Port of Huelva, Pilar Miranda, has shown her support for Club Cámara Huelva, “a forum to generate synergies and contribute to strengthening the business fabric of Huelva and its province. Pilar Miranda has highlighted the important contribution of the Port of Huelva and the companies of the Port Community to the generation of employment, with 36,500 direct, indirect and induced jobs”.
For the provincial deputy, Yolanda Rubio, Meetings like this of the Club Cámara Huelva are “very important to know the reality of our province and what we have to work on to improve it”. From the Huelva Provincial Council, Rubio added, “we are going to continue collaborating with the Chamber of Commerce as we have been doing for years in programs and projects that result in job creation and in the economy of the province. Both institutions are united by the same objective, which is none other than the economic growth of the province of Huelva, as well as the improvement of the competitiveness and productivity of our companies”.