Archive for July, 2008

Agriculture initiated the campaign against fruit fly affecting citrus crops early and mid-season

Thursday, July 31st, 2008

According to CEO Garcia Lidón, "the plague disables the fruits for consumption and their presence is cause for rejection on items that are exported to third countries "

The Ministry of Agriculture and Water will begin on Monday, August 4, the campaign against fruit fly in citrus crops early and mid-season in an area of 8,000 hectares.

According to the general director of Operations and Training Modernization of Agricultural, Ángel García Lidón, the fruit fly is a pest that affects the fruit unfit for their consumption and their presence is cause for rejection in items exported to third countries " .

The campaign aims to combat the scourge cited by capturing adult anglers baited with food attractants, which are placed in orchards.

On Monday, August 4, will begin distribution to farmers and insecticide baits to activate and place on field, for anglers.

This material is 120 days long, so that to maximize their performance, according to the director general, "must be installed in the field immediately, in the case of those varieties that are to be collected until December" .

The manager warned regional farmers and insecticide baits to be delivered "does not require any manipulation, just install them into the traps, because if they open, torn or cut, they lose their effect in a few days and its effectiveness is undermined. "

In this sense, García Lidón highlights the importance of "proper use of the Counseling means available to farmers," so it feels that these "technical consultation of the Plant Health Service, any doubt about the placement of traps. "

Removal of material

Farmers who join for the first time this campaign must pass through to the District Agricultural Office in your area to complete the relevant application, which will also be informed of the warehouse where they remove the material.

Source: CARM

Cerdá states that "fishermen are the first defenders of the marine environment"

Thursday, July 31st, 2008

The Minister of Agriculture and Water signed an agreement with local councils and coastal capture fisheries sector for the removal of solid waste recovered from the seabed

The Minister of Agriculture and Water, Antonio Cerdá, signed today with the coastal municipalities of Cartagena, San Pedro del Pinatar, Mazarron and Aguilas, Murcia and the Federation of Fishermen, a collaboration agreement for the removal of solid waste recovered the seabed.

The main objective of this agreement is to remove solid waste from the sea (such as plastics, cans, cans or bottles) appeared in the fishing nets of the fleet, its transportation to the port and its deposit in waste containers authorized for this purpose.

"The fishermen Murcia are the first in Spain who are doing this activity," said the head of the regional Agriculture and Fisheries, who said after signing the agreement, that "the Community of Murcia was the first public administration in concluding a such agreement in 1997. "

Since then, said the adviser, "the fishermen bring in debris from the sea and placed in tanks authorized for this purpose, with the cooperation of municipalities.

In this regard, the Minister stated that "fishermen are the first defenders of the marine environment" because "directly dependent on the health status of the sea to keep their activities."

The agreement signed today allows you to extend the 1997 agreement, and ensures continuity of work since then, being made by fishermen in the region.

Moreover, according to the Law of Marine Fisheries and Aquaculture in the Region of Murcia, the administrative action in respect of fisheries for achieving a balanced and responsible exploitation of fisheries resources and promoting quality management system and control of this sector .

'Help us protect the Sea'

Thanks to this agreement, fishing ports have an area with signs indicating where the containers provided for the council, which are deposited in the bags containing solid waste.

The Directorate General of Livestock and Fisheries, meanwhile, has developed a bag for placement of solid waste with the slogan "Help us protect the sea."

Fishermen in turn, forwarded the information on the development of their work and refuse collection.

The agreement of 2008 has a contribution of 70,000 euros and has been established to monitor this activity, a commission composed of representatives of the coastal municipalities of Murcia Federation of Fishermen and the Ministry of Agriculture

Solid waste recovered from the sea floor are usually empty cans of beer and soft drinks and plastic containers.

In this regard, the Minister pointed out that plastic bags can kill sea turtles and fish, to be attached to areas of the gills and make breathing difficult. "

In other cases, he adds, "this waste of plastic ingested by the fish to mistake them for jellyfish, which they can cause digestive disease process."

Therefore, Cerdá considered "essential" the collaboration between local and regional administrations, and he called the "long fishing sector's willingness" to care for and maintain in good condition and free of debris the marine environment.

After signing the agreement, the counselor met with representatives of fishermen's associations in the region to discuss the state of capture fisheries, and highlighted "the health of the Mar Menor against evil sorcerers."

Source: CARM

Garcia signs three agreements of cooperation with the Ministry of Industry for promoting the Information Society in the Region

Thursday, July 31st, 2008

The three addenda signed agreement extends the collaboration between the two administrations in the Avanza Plan and inject 5 million euros to promote the use of ICT by citizens and SMEs

The Minister of Economy, Enterprise and Innovation, Inmaculada García, signed today with Secretary of State for Telecommunications and Information Society Ministry of Industry, Tourism and Trade, Francisco Ros, three new addenda in the framework of the cooperation agreement Avanza Plan, which will involve an injection of more than 5 million euros for building the Information Society in the Region.

Garcia said after the ceremony that the signing of these addenda Plan Avanza "is a new milestone in the regional government's commitment to the spread of information technology and communication in our community," adding that "demonstrates the collaboration fluid with the State Government on initiatives to enhance the Information Society in the Region. "

With these addenda, the regional government is delving into the activities they carry out the consolidation of the Information Society in our region, and result in improved competitiveness and productivity of regional companies and increased well-being and quality of life citizens of the region, through knowledge and use of ICT.

Contents of the addenda

In particular the addendums have been signed for Digital Citizenship, SME Digital and Digital Cities.

The first, Digital Citizenship, an amount of 1,589,214 euros, financed by the Regional Government and the Ministry aims to increase the proportion of households equipped introduced the use of ICT in their daily lives and increase awareness of the benefits of the Information Society among citizens, and the proportion of people using ICT in their daily lives.

Moreover, SMEs Digital, also financed from the regional administration and the Ministry has a budget amounting to EUR 1,531,289 in order to increase the level of ICT adoption by SMEs in their business processes driving For example, the introduction of electronic billing.

Addendum on Digital Cities invest EUR 2,117,074 to facilitate electronic access of citizens to public service, guaranteeing the right of them to conduct all their dealings with local government electronically.

The Minister stated at the press conference after the signing that "this bet will soon have a new impetus with the introduction in September, the Development Plan of the Information Society."

Source: CARM

Public Works is this year more than 10 million euros for road safety on the roads in the Region

Thursday, July 31st, 2008

The Road Safety Plan accidents shows a decrease of 21.75 percent in fatal accidents in the first half of year

The Minister of Works, Housing and Transport, José Ballesta, and the director general of Transport and Highways, Carmen Sandoval, presented this morning at a news conference the investment program in road safety regional government for this year, with a budget more than 10 million euros.

According to the Minister, "a program of actions that is running has numerous works in the maintenance, rehabilitation, replacement and improvement of structural and functional conditions of the roads, as well as other actions that improve driving conditions.

Also, José Ballesta said "the effort is being made from the regional government in road safety" and Murcia Executive bet "for the improvement of road infrastructure in the Region to ensure all users maximum security in their displacement. "

To Ballesta, these actions have a direct impact on the safety of citizens on the road, which show the data published in a recent report RACC determines that in the past two years has been the third Murcia Community after Navarra and Asturias, most managed REDUCING mortality.

In addition, Sandoval said, among the different actions carried out, the Biennial Plan carried out by the Road Safety Department, 2007-2008 edition which is still in force, and has already been sent to update the 2009-2010 contract.

This, the general director "allows us to implement concrete actions after a thorough study of regional roads, detecting the status of each, the points that have a higher incidence of accidents and road conditions in the accident.

In addition, Sandoval said, according to this plan, 38 percent of accidents on roads in the Region of Murcia are caused by violation of the rules, 25 driver distraction and 16.9 by inappropriate speed, so who urged caution to drivers who take to the road this summer.

Protection system for motorcyclists

One of the innovations that the Directorate General for Transport and Highways raised in 2007 as a pilot and has been consolidated over the year 2008 was the installation of a special protection system for motorcyclists in 100 sections of roads region.

According to Carmen Sandoval, "this measure is to minimize the effects of direct impacts in traffic accidents in which motorists have been involved."

The Director General also recalled that "the implementation of this system of protection, which involves placing a mesh or stretch fabric fully covering the bottom hole of the metal barrier, has been carried out on roads or sections road where there is more motorcycle accident, located on the network of primary and secondary level. "

Promotion Plan

Finally, the Minister recalled that the Regional Revitalization Plan includes a specific item of 67 million euros for a shock plan to improve road safety in the road network, including the improvement of signage, the facility itself bionda double guardrails to increase the safety of motorcyclists, or conditioning firm, among other measures.

According to Crossbow, "the regional government's commitment to road safety, including in the Revitalization Plan, in the interest of working on continuous improvement of quality of life of citizens, preventing discomfort at the time of their displacement, and providing more security and flexibility in the way of municipal ownership. "

Source: CARM

Sustainable Development warns of high risk of forest fires during the month of August

Thursday, July 31st, 2008

Ask citizens to take precautions because of the dry soil and high temperature, and praised the professionalism of all staff working in Infomur Plan

The Ministry of Sustainable Development and Spatial alert to the risk of forest fire during the month of August and asked citizens to take precautions to avoid accidents, given the dry conditions and high temperatures are expected.

As indicated by the regional secretary for Sustainability, Pablo Fernandez and general director of the Natural, Rodrigo Borrega in their visit to the helicopter base for fire fighting Zarcilla, Alberquilla and La Pila.

Also, both the regional secretary and general manager praised the professional delivery of all Infomur Plan, a plan that has daily with more than 500 people in preventing and combating forest fires.

"Despite the significant staffing and resources of the Ministry to deal with forest fires, collaboration is essential for citizens to avoid accidents.

Remember that estimates are that after more than 90 percent of the casualties is the man's hand and this year has been particularly difficult in Spain, "Fernandez said.

In a visit to the base by helicopter, the regional secretary and director general of the natural environment firsthand account of developments in the Plan and saluted Infomur staff provided by the Directorate General of the Environment to the prevention and firefighting.

Among the new features this year include the addition to technical brigades fighting helicopter transport, the envelope to extinction with GPS equipment that improve their safety, being able to locate your exact position in the fire area, the while facilitating the work of coordination, or the permanent presence throughout the year of two helicopters for extinction tasks, which are added two more in the high risk period (from June 1 to September 30), a them provided by the Ministry of Environment.

In addition, the budget Infomur Plan has increased 10 percent over last year, reaching 11 million euros.

Future developments

Also, Pablo Fernandez and Rodrigo Borrega announced that the setting of the Base of the Brigade as a helicopter transport Abarán Forest Advocacy Center of the Region of Murcia (Cedemur), own brigade headquarters and helicopter transport capacity for at least stationing of six helicopters in case of major fire.

To do this, we will construct a new building to house the staff, communications tower, board room, kitchen, toilets and showers, with a floor area of approximately 300 square meters, next to the current Forest House Sale La Aurora.

This new facility, the processing for recruitment is in startup phase, will involve an investment of 470,000 euros.

We estimate the start of construction in December this year with completion in June 2009.

Source: CARM

The Ministry of Industry and the Government of Murcia agree to allocate 5.23 million to actions of the Avanza Plan in 2008

Thursday, July 31st, 2008

The Plan Avanza has mobilized in the Region of Murcia few funds of more than 95.8 million euros in the period 2006 -2008 (until June)

Secretary of State for Telecommunications and Information Society Francisco Ros, and the Minister of Economics, Business and Innovation of the Autonomous Community of Murcia, Inmaculada García, today signed the addenda for the development of Electronic Digital Cities programs, SME Digital and Digital Citizenship in the area of the Avanza Plan in 2008.

These addenda to the collaboration agreement signed by both parties in 2006 for the implementation of the Plan Avanza in Murcia are a total funding of 5.23 million euros.

Of this amount, the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Tourism provides 2.77 million euros and the autonomous government 2.46 million euros.

There remains the signing of the Addendum to the Infrastructure Program, which will be completed with the collaboration of the two governments for the development of the Avanza Plan in 2008.

Unlike other previous performances in the same area, the Avanza Plan proposes a model of cooperation execution, which requires the collaboration of the Autonomous Communities.

This model assumes that, within the guidelines set by the Government, are formalized individual framework agreements with each of the Autonomous Communities according to their priorities, defining the scope of the objectives, the measures taken and the financing strategy of the various performances.

Electronic Digital Cities

Electronic Digital Cities program, set in the action area of the Digital Utility Avanza Plan, aims to guarantee the right of citizens to conduct all negotiations with the Local Government electronically.

Funding and actions planned in the Region of Murcia

In the Region of Murcia, the program will be funded with EUR 2.11 million for 2008.

Of this, the Ministry of Industry, Tourism and Trade will provide 1.05 million euros and the autonomous government and / or local authorities the same amount.

Program activities will be carried out by direct execution by the Autonomous Community or through partnerships or public grants by the Regional Government and local authorities.

In any case, projects and actions should be included in one or more of the following lines:

Services and eGovernment applications.

Digital services directed to citizens and businesses of the local environment.

Training.

Dissemination.

Digital SMEs

This program, set in the area of competitiveness and innovation performance of the Avanza Plan, aims to increase the degree of adoption of Information Technology and Communication (ICT) in Spanish SMEs, enhance the implementation of e-business and drive the implementation of electronic invoicing.

Funding and actions planned in the Region of Murcia

The actions planned for 2008 will have a total funding of 1.53 million euros, of which EUR 842,000 under the Ministry of Industry, Tourism and Trade and 689,000 euros to the Autonomous Community of Murcia.

Under the agreement, will take the following actions:

E-learning platform and training for special needs groups (women entrepreneurs, young, independent, etc..).

E-business.

Digital Citizenship

The goal of Digital Citizenship program, included in the performance area and Inclusion Home Citizens Avanza Plan is to increase the number of Internet users.

Funding and actions planned in the Region of Murcia

Funding for Digital Citizenship activities for the year 2007 amounts to 1.58 billion euros, of which EUR 874,000 under the Ministry of Industry, Tourism and Trade and 715,000 euros to the regional government.

In particular, the following actions are planned:

Disadvantaged groups.

The aim is to encourage the incorporation of these groups to the Information Society by developing projects to meet your needs.

Red Walas councils.

Classrooms free wireless access (Walas) have an average of 15 Internet kiosks with broadband connection, are installed in municipal buildings and access is free for citizens of the region.

ICT training platform for citizens.

The aim is to create a platform through which activities are carried out and provided training and outreach services to citizens in relation to the Information Society, eGovernment and ICT.

Infrastructure Program

Addendum for the Infrastructure program, which was approved by the Council of Ministers on 18 July and will be signed shortly, has a budget of 30 million euros in loans from the Ministry of Industry.

The Community of the Murcia region contributes 300,000 euros to the program.

This addendum provides for measures aimed at ensuring the existence of a broadband infrastructure serving as the essential catalyst for the development of the Information Society.

Balance Avanza Plan in the Region of Murcia

In the period 2006 to June 2008, the Plan Avanza has mobilized in the Murcia Region a fund of 95.8 million euros, of which the Ministry of Industry has provided more than 72.2 million euros.

To this figure must be added the amounts corresponding to the addenda pending calls and loans that are granted in the remainder of the year.

In the area of Digital Citizenship have mobilized some funds of 17.9 million euros, with a contribution of the Ministry of Industry of 16.6 million euros, which has allowed the implementation of 17 projects, 7 of them in collaboration with Murcia, and the implementation of Digital Citizenship and Youth Loans and College, which have benefited almost 5,800 households.

In the area of Digital Economics fundraising reaches 51.5 million euros, the Ministry of Industry contributing 39.5 million euros.

In this area we have implemented 92 projects, 7 of them in collaboration with the Region of Murcia, and has launched the ICT Loan, which has benefited almost 1,600 SMEs.

In the area of digital public services have moved 14.6 million euros, of which 11.6 million under the Ministry of Industry.

26 projects have been implemented, one of them in collaboration with the Region of Murcia.

Finally, in the area of new Digital Context funds have been moved about 11.8 million euros, the Ministry of Industry providing 4.6 million euros, which have allowed the execution of 12 projects, two of them in collaboration with Autonomous Community.

In this area highlights the Outreach Broadband later this year that will bring broadband to almost 395,000 citizens, eventually covering 99% of the population.

Source: Delegación del Gobierno en Murcia

De Heras regrets that the reality of the arrival of the boats show the "total lack of foresight and lies" of the central government on the SIVE

Wednesday, July 30th, 2008

After the announcement that the SIVE be operational in the region in 2009

The Minister of the Presidency, Juan Antonio De Heras, said today that it was "regrettable that have to be the reality, in this case a human drama as representing a new wave of boats on the shores of the Region, showing the total unpredictability and lies to which we are accustomed to the central government in relation to the Integrated Monitoring Service (SIVE). "

"Shockingly, and anger to hear from the director himself General of Police and Civil Guard, Francisco Javier Velázquez, the SIVE will be implemented in the Region in 2009, when he knows perfectly well that just a year ago the Council of Ministers promised that the three new fixed stations of this service would be fully operational in 2008, "de Heras.

"It seems that the Government of Spain is synonymous to work rapidly accumulate a year late when it comes to Murcia," he added.

The regional government spokesman pointed out that so far this year, 381 immigrants have arrived by boat to the coast of Murcia, of which 83 in the last two days, and branded as "shameful" that the Ministry of Interior "to recognize with absolute joy that there are only operating a mobile radar, when you have been deceiving the Murcia saying they were two. "

Finally, De Heras recommended to the Government, Rafael González Tovar, "stop that inconsistencies to look good with high ministerial office who was with him today."

"You have very bad memory, a lot, not forgetting that it was the very officer who, shortly after taking office, promised that the SIVE work with full effectiveness this year," he added.

In this sense, González Tovar reminded that "before saying the regional government how to develop their skills, would have to recognize that the autonomous region which has funded, through the efforts of all Murcia, many of the powers of government in Spain because of the discriminatory policy that Zapatero practiced against Murcia. "

"There are others who, from Madrid, practice strategies of harassment and demolition against the region and do not pay the 1,400 million euros owed us for not recognizing the population increase in recent years," he said.

Source: CARM

Valcárcel calls for the creation of new bodies and fora to improve coordination between the communities

Wednesday, July 30th, 2008

The challenges of globalization on issues affecting the daily lives of citizens, as Valcárcel, "should force us to look for new bridges connecting "between the government

The president of the Community, Ramón Luis Valcárcel, backs the creation of a new model of coordination and collaboration between state government to adequately represent the regional executives, enabling the effective work structure, and favors the agreement, consensus and joint action. "

"A Spanish Committee of the Regions the European way, where you participate on an equal footing and where proceedings are set to be taken into account by the state," he said.

Valcárcel made the remarks during his speech today at the Summer Courses of the Universidad Complutense de Madrid (UCM) with a lecture entitled 'The regions facing the challenge of globalization', as part of the course 'Spain to the challenges of Globalization ', which stressed that "we could summarize the role of regions and the challenge of globalization and the need to undertake a greater effort to understanding, to be able to establish collective strategies without thereby giving up our capacity to govern ".

The consequences of social or economic globalization, particularly on issues that directly affect the daily lives of citizens, as the regional president, "should compel us to seek new bridges of unity, new forms of partnership", because "an economy global is not only incompatible with a concept of permanent confrontation between regions, but it becomes even more absurd. "

"Spanish regions are required to understand to make our relations more fluid and thereby provide a positive dynamic," he said.

A perspective of change in the current model of relationship between the autonomous communities, regions and state, in the general framework of economic and social globalization, the president said, "constitutes an obligation to make our voices heard before the Government of Spain to remember in preparing their strategies to those who manage many of the powers, who live day to day education and health, among others, without, in many cases, we provide adequate funding " .

The challenge to the institutions before the economic crisis

The challenge of globalization, said the regional chief executive, is also acting to the challenge we all administrations face an economic crisis "that requires us to be adventurous when it comes to providing solutions, and to be consistent to defend and implementation ", because" citizens demand and institutions that provide solutions to everyday problems, not look the other way or they are limited to adding new elements to the debate are totally different to what really affects them. "

That is precisely what the Government of the Region of Murcia has done with the launch of the Economic Revitalization Plan, "act urgently to boost short-term and profitable business initiatives and innovative, to simplify and streamline the administrative procedures; promote regional image to improve the confidence of players and avoid possible tensions in the region's economic activity, "said Valcarcel.

For this reason, he said, "it's time to ask the central government to act once, stop denying the evidence and put to work to implement measures to meet real people."

All this, with regard to general measures, which must favor the Spanish economy and therefore each of the regions that compose it.

In this sense, Valcárcel developed in his paper also discusses various factors in this economic crisis how globalization affects not only the essential aspects of national policy, but the daily lives of people in the normal dynamic operating regions, because "the fact of living in a globalized society is not synonymous with it outside the view of participants in it, but knowing how to count them, his voice and his commitment, at all times," he added .

Are not sufficient sectoral conferences

Moreover, the president of the Community explained that "the Senate should never be understood as the sum of the representation of regional governments, may represent the regions in terms of its composition or method of election, but can not replace necessary to represent their governments as an essential part of the state. "

In the creation of new models of coordination between autonomous communities and regions, Valcarcel said, "is not inventing anything new, it is not impossible nor a model that is not contrasted."

Additionally, he said, "not trying to remove the coordinating powers of the state or to create a regional lobby to force decisions."

It said, "just a model search and retrieve what has to be our main objective, which is to respond and serve the citizens."

In this respect, it Valcárcel that the institutionalization of relations between some regions and the state through bilateral agreements "should not replace the need to seek consensus between autonomous lines through new forums."

As an example of which is the search for inter-regional links, the President explained the importance achieved outstanding shares as the Community of Murcia, along with representatives of the Junta de Andalucía, the Generalitat of Catalonia and the Balearic Government in the so-called Mediterranean Arch, "as a way to establish common criteria to what is essential to these regions, such as communications."

"Or is that someone would understand that Brussels raises the path of new rail lines to study the FERRMED to communicate project called the Atlantic ports and Mediterranean by rail and Spanish communities we were not able, at least , to try to reach an agreement on our position on the matter? "asked Valcárcel.

A voice in the context of the European Union

Also, this course that involved the chief executive for the third consecutive Murcia also addressed, among other things, the answers should give Spain from public policy challenges of globalization, to the important economic dimension, which is translated among other consequences, in expanding markets and increased mobility of capital.

A reality that the president of the Community of Murcia also wanted to explain from the perspective of the importance that communities should be autonomous, its European regions for the community.

"Any Spanish citizen now known that many of the rules governing our markets, our companies, our daily lives are based on a European reality, of a Union with all its uncertainties, with the fear of some or the other final push , is pressing ahead with its development as a framework for progress of nations and regions, in short, of the millions of people who live in Europe, "he added.

In Europe, highlighted the regional chief executive, "The regions have a voice in those issues that affect us.

There's an institution such as the Committee of the Regions, established for this purpose and we all have the possibility of participation. "

Acquires an outstanding importance is the involvement of regions and autonomous communities in processes as current as the regulation of migration in the Mediterranean context.

A question which, according to the Valcárcel, "we can not avoid because it affects many of our communities, and has very significant issues related precisely with the phenomenon of globalization, the disappearance of borders, the need to address common policies and actions. "

Source: CARM

More than 226,000 people free bus travel in June with 'eldíade'

Wednesday, July 30th, 2008

The number of passengers using the bus on Sunday June rose 77 percent over the same month in 2007

A total of 226,850 passengers used the bus for the last Sunday of June, when it developed the campaign "eldíade ', organized by the Ministry of Works, Housing and Transport with the assistance of the 45 municipalities of the Region of Murcia National Federation of Bus Transportation Business.

The campaign allowed, so that citizens of the region could learn and use the bus for free, to promote public transport and sustainable mobility.

The Minister of Works, Housing and Transport, José Ballesta, director general of Transport and Highways, Carmen Sandoval, and the managing director of the Public Transport Authority, Jose Guillen, today presented data while the results reported called "Month of Mobility ', held last June, which also included other activities such as various types of subsidies and aid for the development and improvement of regional transportation and holding of the First Forum of Regional Mobility Murcia.

Ballesta stressed that "regional development, both in population and in economic and social development, social awareness exists in the use of public transport and promoting environmental sustainability, and the fact that the price of fuels has skyrocketed, reaching levels unthinkable a few years ago, made necessary by new mobility policies, for which, he added, since the regional government are developing numerous performances in search of formulas to develop and improve public transport in our region. "

The campaign 'eldíade' encouraged the use of public transport

The figure of 128,000 passengers recorded during the Sundays of June 2007 has been surpassed by the 226,850 registered travelers Sunday of the month of June, in a pioneering campaign that have been implicated 80 lines and 16 public transport companies bus, which was a major success throughout the region.

Thus, according to Jose Guillen, "definitely" eldíade 'has managed to mobilize the citizens of the region, with a significant increase of 77 percent in passenger numbers last year. "

Guillen also stressed that "33 percent of the beneficiaries of this measure were not regular users of the bus, so we've got to know and use the public transport, the advantages, such as clearing jams, reducing traffic and reduce pollution, make it a system with undoubted benefits for the ordinary citizen and society in general. "

Finally, he stressed that "the 1086 survey conducted by the Public Transport Authority, in collaboration with the National Federation of Bus transport, have shown that this measure has also proved satisfactory for users, since 77 percent of them rated with an A, and 96 percent said the regional government should extend this measure to other times of year. "

Three million in aid to mobility

On the other hand, the general manager of Transportation and Highways, Carmen Sandoval, referred to the target grants to local authorities, associations and nonprofit institutions, public transport companies, and the taxi industry under consideration from the month of June, and providing aid for a total of 2.995 million euros.

According to Sandoval, "these types of subsidies are intended to working with all stakeholders in the mobility of passengers to get support for public transportation in facilitating the mobility of citizens of the Region of Murcia, one of the fundamental objectives Department of Public Works "

The general manager wanted to highlight the subsidy is aimed at promoting sustainable mobility, for local government, which provides for various measures to act on existing mobility patterns, trying to make explicit changes in habits and customs of transport, seeking an increased use of alternative transport to private vehicles, so that energy costs and road congestion are minimized.

In addition, last June also began resolutions grants to local authorities for construction of road infrastructure, for the renewal of rolling attached to regular passenger services by road from the Autonomous Community Region of Murcia, for associations and nonprofit institutions to acquire private transport vehicles adapted for disabled people and for the compensation to the concessionaires of public services and permanent regular general use passenger transport by road, the establishment of new services or expeditions in rural areas.

I Mobility Forum

Carmen Sandoval also made reference to the recent conclusion of the First Forum of Mobility, which allowed all types of institutions, individuals and professionals in the passenger transport sector undertake a brainstorming on the situation of public transport in the Region of Murcia and the development possibilities of the short and medium term, knowing the experiences of other cities in Spain and abroad by renowned professionals in this world.

According to Sandoval, the conclusions drawn in this forum, the importance of regional fare integration or the benefits of exclusive platform construction will be presented through a summary document for the conclusion of the European Mobility Week next month September.

Source: CARM

González Tovar, are the reinforcement of the templates of the Civil Guard

Wednesday, July 30th, 2008

And the Government's policy contrasts with that taken in the time of PP

After today's introduction of 243 new Civil Guard officers who come to join the templates in this body in the Region of Murcia, the Government Delegate, Rafael González Tovar, stressed the importance of this fact "because they are places Catalog not temporary reinforcements, "and has linked this increase in troops to" Executive engagement chaired by Zapatero and the Ministry of Interior security. "

González Tovar stated that "this increase in staff of the Guardia Civil affects six companies in which this body is structured in the Region and noted that" increased their average is the percent 29'49 " distributed as follows:

COMPANY STAFF

INCREASE

Murcia 1 ª 194 50.39%.

2 nd Cieza 172 17.36%

3 rd Caravaca 108 20.22%

4 th Torre Pacheco 257 27.78%

5 th Cartagena 108 27.71%

6 ª Lorca 236 31.49%

Tovar González pointed out that these increases occurred since the arrival of the PSOE and the Government has stressed that since 2004 the number of troops of the Forces of State Security in the Region increased by 55'8 per cent.

In connection with the recent influx of immigrants to the coast of Murcia, the delegate of the Government has indicated that it is working in three areas: detecting the arrival of boats, attention to the occupants and returning them to their country of origin.

In this regard, he recalled that already in the country 65% of those intercepted this year, while the rest are administrative procedures for the same purpose.

Tovar Gonzalez recalled that in this month there have been new ways to address this issue, as a coastguard vessel and a Civil Guard patrol.

When asked about the offer made from the Regional Administration on a security pact, the government delegate noted that the regional executive should spend that money to solve their problems and shortcomings in matters within its competence, including education and health, safety and let the Government itself is working in the field.

In this sense, González Tovar has opposed the policies of the Zapatero's team maintained by the Popular Party officials in recent years clamoring for more permanent media and agents, when during the eight years of PP government not only not increase the former, but decreased continuously the second, made even worse by the increase in population that occurred.

Source: Delegación del Gobierno en Murcia

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