Andalucia to receive €1.6 billion to develop infrastructure

Roads, airports and housing will all benefit from the extra funding

LAST UPDATED: 20 May, 2015 @ 11:17

EurosANDALUCIA’S roads, airports and housing is set for a billion-euro makeover.

The national government has set aside a massive €1.6 billion for Andalucia’s infrastructure this year.

Up 23% on the previous year’s investment, Minister for infrastructure, transport and housing, Julio Gomez-Pomar, has identified Andalucia as an integral cog in the country’s economic recovery.

“Andalucian construction companies are to stay tuned,” he said. “They must contribute to economic growth in Spain, it is integral to the nationwide recovery.

“Andalucia is one of the places where most investment has been undertaken in quantitative terms and in relative terms of growth, we have made a strong investment.”

A total of €456 million will be used for road works, €730 million on rail and €239 million on airports.

Meanwhile €111 million will be allocated to housing in the region.

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  1. Call me cynical but how much of this could end up in the pockets of those organising these works in the region, I mean, brown envelopes was and is still pretty much the norm. ‘I give you the contract but I want 100 grand plus 50 grand each for me and my pals’! More wealthy Town Halls, Mayors and Junta officials coming our way. Lol

  2. I agree with all the above comments but would suggest that a way to solve it would be to track and account for all money spent and publish it on the website. If they really are serious about complete transparency, they must do this.