15 Sep, 2020 @ 09:47
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Spanish government slammed over spending in flood-damaged Costa Blanca: ‘Vega Baja needs investments, not advertisements’

2019 Flood

AID to help the flood-damaged parts of the Costa Blanca has yet to arrive, a local politician has said.

President of the PPCV Party (Popular Party of the Valencian Community) Isabel Bonig made the revelation as she spoke at an event at the weekend to remember last year’s DANA.

She joined the president of the Alicante Provincial Council, Carlos Mazon, and other leaders in Almoradi, the hardest hit town by the storms and flooding.

She asked for more investment in the Vega Baja because the works and aid to help recover from the DANA (High Level Isolated Depression) ‘have not arrived.’

Isabel Bonig

The ‘cold drop’ and the subsequent flooding caused millions of euros of damage to property, business and infrastructure throughout the lowlands of Costa Blanca, killing seven people.

Bonig assured attendees that the commemoration was ‘an important day [as] there has been a lot of suffering and we should remember and pay tribute to all those heroes who helped, many anonymously.’

She demanded: “We must make sure this does not happen again and we must use all the means at our disposal to avoid it.

“We need more will on the part of the administrations, more rapidity in the actions because the works and the aid do not arrive, and we need the Generalitat’s budgets for next year to reinforce investments for a region that has been doubly punished, by the pandemic on the one hand and by DANA on the other.”

Referring to the variety of marketing campaigns that some Spanish municipalities are investing in, she said: “We demand that the money is spent on alleviating suffering because Almoradi and the entire Vega Baja need investments, not advertisements.”

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