Archive for November, 2008

The Director General of Irrigation insists that the government delegate again lied to the modernization of irrigation figures

Sunday, November 30th, 2008

Julio Bernal explains that the central executive "only invest 10 million euros in the modernization of irrigation of Molina de Segura , which represents only a sixth of what was announced by González Tovar

The Director General of Irrigation and Rural Development, Julio Bernal, denied today as it did this week, claims that the government delegate, Rafael González Tovar, once again offered, in line with the thirtieth anniversary of the Community Irrigation Lorca, and in which "announces" investment "of 63 million euros in modernization of irrigation works for 2009."

Bernal said the central government "only invest 10 million euros, for use in irrigation modernization work of Molina de Segura, which represents only a sixth of what was announced by González Tovar."

According to general director said the Irrigation, the figures that the officer used "are removed from the draft General State Budget for annuities in 2008, 2009 and 2010," adding that "in the year 2008, still has not been spent or one euro in those works that claim to have planned. "

Source: CARM

Agriculture removes 100 hectares of Palermo to combat the scourge of cochineal carmine

Sunday, November 30th, 2008

The most important activities were conducted in the municipality of Murcia, which had affected 85 hectares of Palermo in 15 districts.

Also saw action in the municipalities in Molina de Segura and Las Torres de Cotillas |

The Ministry of Agriculture and Water removed so far 100 hectares of Palermo to combat the scourge of cochineal carmine in the municipalities of Murcia, Molina de Segura and Las Torres de Cotillas.

The key activities were conducted in the municipality of Murcia, which had affected 85 hectares of Palermo in 15 districts.

The cottony cushion scale Dactylopius gender, known as wild cochineal carmine or cochineal, is a native of Central America.

According to the general director of Operations and Training Modernization of Agricultural Lidón Angel Garcia, is an emerging pest are proliferating "as a result of the introduction of plant and crop material from third countries without adequate health control, putting in endangered plant species introduced and cultivated in the European territory. "

Wild cochineal feeds exclusively on cacti, especially the genus Opuntia (prickly pear saithe or) and does not attack other plants.

Stiletto digs its mouth and suck fluids cactus.

The attacks are massive and eventually kill the drainer.

The production of figs is lost forever.

Mealybug females are wingless and take shelter under cottony masses where they can live up to 80 days.

They lay their eggs, the nymphs emerge red very active, which generate long filaments that lead that can be carried by the wind to colonize new drainer.

A single female is capable of generating an average of 130 descendants.

The pest was first detected in 2006 in the hamlet of Sucina.

Since then it has colonized large areas of the region reaching Cehegín municipalities, Archena and Totana and infest more than 2,600 hectares of Palermo.

Complaints from neighbors

During periods of spring and summer, the Department received numerous calls from local councils and individuals, who denounced the inconvenience caused by the presence of flying males of this pest in homes near infested areas with drainers.

These males were dying en masse under the spotlights, red spots on karmic acid in the household linen, furniture, windowsills and pools.

The Plant Health Service of the Department initially approached the eradication of the insect by pesticide treatments with insecticides with low environmental impact.

However, these only took effect in areas with little presence, and that these insects produce a protective layer of cotton which makes the penetration of the insecticide.

For this reason they had to grub and buried in the affected drainers.

In some cases, due to the terrain, with steep slopes and difficult access, had to resort to manual start.

This system is able to significantly reduce mealybug populations.

One million euros

According to Garcia Lidón, the value of the works undertaken to date amounts to one million euros, and were financed by the Ministry and the Ministry of Environment, Rural and Marine Affairs.

The effectiveness of the work may be observed the next spring, "because with the growth of new drainers may assess the existing mealybug populations."

The general director said also that the Ministry has planned a small-scale trial with the use of natural enemies to combat the scourge.

Source: CARM

The snow in the last hours caused blackouts in many roads in the Region

Sunday, November 30th, 2008

were produced in the MU-702 and MP-703 in the town of Moratalla and Collado Bermejo, Sierra Espuña

The Emergency Department of the Ministry of the Presidency, recommended the move with caution drivers

The regional government has six snow vehicles, plus salt stores and four brigades and 33 people

Snowfall falls in the last hours caused outages in several parts of the Regional Highway Network, particularly in the Northwest, as reported by the Directorate General of Emergency Department of the Presidency.

Emergency general director, Luis Gest, said the cuts were in the county MU-702 of the Sabine, between kilometers 24 and 34, the MU-703, in 18 to 21 miles both ways in the Borough Moratalla.

Access to the Regional Park of Sierra Espuña closed to prevent further problems for transit vehicles.

Luis Gestoso also said that "several snow plows the Highways Agency of the Autonomous Region held from early morning street cleaning work in these areas."

Gest said: "This morning they rubbed salt on the roads and took out the snow removal.

The situation is normal, although we caution that any problem people get in touch with your 112 emergency care. "

Resources for the Presidential

For such situations, among other resources, the regional government has six snow vehicles, plus salt stores and distributors strategically located in areas where they most frequently episodes of snow (Northwest, Lorca, central zone of the Region and Campo de Cartagena), and four brigades and 33 people for action in emergency situations with bases in Caravaca, Sewer, Lorca and Jumilla.

A Community resources must be added municipal services and the municipalities of Caravaca de la Cruz, Moratalla, Cehegín, Calasparra, Lorca, Jumilla and Yecla have their snow vehicles, warehouses and salt spreaders.

In addition, the Consortium for Fire Fighting and Rescue Region of Murcia, comprising more than 300 firefighters, among which is a rescue helicopter transport, has another snow vehicle in the firehouse Caravaca de la Cruz.

Across the road network in the Region of Murcia, the Emergency Department of the Autonomous Region provides logistical support through the Civil Protection Municipal Services, occupants of vehicles that may have become trapped under all circumstances (no only snow) and is prepared to provide from drink or food to blankets, shelter, etc.

The Community has, since March 2007, with the regional Plan of Civil Protection Snowfall and cold spells, to deal with this kind of weather.

Source: CARM

Universities and Research Company helps SMEs on their suitability for digital certification and electronic invoicing

Sunday, November 30th, 2008

Cartagena, Fuente Alamo, Mazarron and La Union hosting training sessions next week aimed at employers

Cartagena, Fuente Alamo, Mazarron and La Union next week host a series of conferences on 'Certification and Billing Digital Electronics' organized by the Ministry of Universities, Business and Research, through the Institute of Development, with its European Business Centre Seimas , and the Chamber of Commerce of Cartagena.

This series aims to report on implementation of the new European regulatory framework regarding billing, mandatory for public procurement in April 2008 and soon it will be for relations with the tax authorities.

Both the European and Spanish laws make the process of leaving the paper bill and give way to electronic invoicing, cost-saving benefits the environment and facilitates the relationships between SMEs and companies with government, including .

From the Department of Universities and Research Company promotes these actions to support SMEs with the objective of promoting the information society as a business development, as reflected in the Industrial Plan for the Region of Murcia.

The workshops, free of charge, are aimed at all employers and will be carried out first on Wednesday morning, 3 December, the Chamber of Commerce of Cartagena, that evening at the business incubator of the Chamber of Commerce Fuente Alamo, on Thursday 4 in the morning, the delegation of the Chamber of Commerce in Mazarrón, and afternoon at the Mining Museum in La Union.

Compulsory from December 28

Electronic invoicing is mandatory from 28th December to temporary employment agencies with more than 100 employees or a turnover exceeding EUR 6,010,121.

These companies must have a channel to process, through the use of recognized digital certificates for e-procurement, complaints and other actions.

From that date, the companies involved in electricity, water, gas, telecommunications, financial institutions, insurance companies, supermarkets, transport and travel agencies will also be required to provide a means of speech telematics users of its services that have a recognized certification of electronic signatures.

Also, all those making profit and loss account summary and contract with the public administration will have implemented electronic invoicing by August 2009, extending the term through November 2010 for the rest.

Source: CARM

The PSOE regional urges the Government to implement the Emergency Radio System

Sunday, November 30th, 2008

The Socialist deputy Bartolomé Soler said that eight years ago agreed at the Regional Assembly the launching of this service, "the same as the Government Valcárcel has not put up "

Bartolomé Soler said that at the beginning of 2001 was adopted unanimously by all parliamentary groups, a motion on the implementation of a Single Platform regional Emergency Radio, to be used by all the public players when there are situations Emergency: police, policeman, firefighters, medical teams, etc..

The agreement was adopted by the need to promote the elimination of many heterogeneous networks, not connected to each other, which hindered the tasks of the emergency teams.

Soler said that "to be fulfilled eight years since the mandate of the Regional Assembly to the Government of the Community, the reality is that each institution works on its own," and noted as the foremost example of the City of Murcia, "which the failure of the regional executive, has launched its own communications network. "

Socialist MP argues that this situation is not achieved the necessary compatibility between the various emergency services.

And that, in addition to daily operational difficulties, the most serious is the difficulty to the coordinated operation between the different bodies involved in an emergency.

Therefore, Bartolomé Soler has asked the Minister of Presidency to report "on the actions that have taken place in these eight years, as budgets have been spent for this purpose."

Source: Grupo Parlamentario Socialista en la Asamblea

About 200 employees of the Community participate in a course on equal opportunities

Sunday, November 30th, 2008

The School of Public Administration is holding a workshop on 'Public Policy for Equal Opportunities between Men and Women' involving over 200 public employees in the region.

The high number of public employees who have requested their participation has been generated for 2009 new editions are planned, and the convening of special issues for the staff of the offices of the Employment Service and Training.

Such courses fall within the guidelines established by the Act on Equality between Men and Women and the Protection against Domestic Violence in the Region of Murcia and are also referred to in the action plan of measures on equal opportunities, training and work-life balance work, family and staff.

The contents of the course, which ends on December 10, relate to equal opportunities between women and men, policies and actions to promote equal opportunities, communication, domestic violence and analysis of the socioeconomic status of women in Spain.

These contents have been prepared by the Institute of Women of the Region of Murcia and the Institute for Women's Equality Ministry with the participation of the School of Police of the Region of Murcia.

Source: CARM

Public Works invests more than 230,000 euros in enhancing road safety and road signs in several regional

Saturday, November 29th, 2008

The performance will take place in different sections of roads in Abarán White, Villanueva del Río Segura, Eyes, Archena Ceutí and Alguazas

The Ministry of Public Works and Planning, through the Directorate General of Highways, will carry out the amount of 230,703 euros to improve signage, road safety and the marking of different sections of roads in the municipalities of Abarán, White, Villanueva del Río Segura, Eyes, Archena, Ceuta and Alguazas.

Specifically, to increase security conditions will strengthen the marking of all paths, by placing the panels and directional hazard signals that are needed to ensure optimum safety in them.

Also placed safety barriers, bollards cylindrical reflector, cat eyes and milestones edge, allowing appropriately targeted traffic and improve visibility of the boundaries of the tracks.

The Director of Roads, Jose Guijarro, explained that "the regional government, through the Road Safety Plan biannual invests in the continuous improvement of measures to step up road safety and reduce accidents, for drivers moving in comfort and the greatest possible protection for the road network. "

The origin of the project is the commitment of the regional government to strengthen the marking and marking of sections of the roads mentioned, which are needed to improve road safety and prevent accidents that they can be provoked by this fact.

The roads are subject to such actions which run Archena to Alguazas (MU-533), from eyes to the Archena (MU-522), which goes Ojós White (UM-520) and the Abarán Blanca ( MU-514).

This is the second-level roads linking these towns along its route, some municipalities that increase in population and economic activity and therefore traffic, with the consequent need for its continued maintenance.

This project also includes the installation of speed bumps outside the inhabited stretches as far as possible to avoid the noise impact that these elements have in the houses near, and the horizontal and vertical signal path to ensure optimal coverage of signs of movement.

"The works will result in increased safety of the nearly ten thousand users that ply these roads, a priority issue of regional government and the Ministry in which it works through the upgrading and rehabilitation of over 3,300 kilometers roads in the Regional Road Network, "said Guijarro.

Source: CARM

Public Works calls for tenders to improve the firm on the road between Fortuna and Molina de Segura, amounting to over 2.2 million euros

Saturday, November 29th, 2008

The road Fortuna communicates with the A-30 and is the shortest route for attaching said locality Murcia and Madrid

The Ministry of Public Works and Planning, through the Directorate General of Highways, has tendered the renovation and improvement of road layout MU-411, which connects Fortuna Molina de Segura, amounting to 2,207,009 euros, as enshrined in the Official Gazette of the Region of Murcia on 25 November.

MU-411 road is a road that connects Fortuna second level with the A-30 and is, therefore, the shortest route to connect the locality with the A-30, which connects the region of Murcia with Madrid and the center of the peninsula, which makes this action involves a marked improvement in the daily movements of the inhabitants of this town.

The works included in the project, consisting of a steady improvement of the kilometer 0 to 14, included within the Conservation Program of the Regional Network of Highways which allowed forward in time the special endowment under the Revitalization Plan regional economy develops Murcia Executive to reduce the impact of financial crisis in the region by mobilizing public resources to generate employment.

According to the Director General of Highways, Jose Guijarro, "the tender of this work, which begins the final steps for the recruitment and subsequent execution in a period of one month, implies on the one hand, an injection of public resources in regional economy, but also should be noted that helps ensure a proper state of more than 3,300 kilometers from the Regional Road Network. "

Further proceedings on the MU-411

In addition to this performance on this road, the Highways Agency is also developing an improvement this year on it, which is the preparation of track between mile markers 0.8 and 2.2, with the modification of an intersection with a country road, so as to ensure maximum safety to users.

Thanks to this manages to avoid the effects of a slope with a small radius curve on a stretch already developed, which makes driving and is near the hamlet of Campotejar, with facilities including a day center for the elderly, a clinic doctor, a kindergarten and a chapel.

This situation, which has been the cause of accidents on the road, has been determined that an intervention of this kind, by which an accident rate along this section of the MU-411.

The project also includes other action, which will connect the modification of the current path along the old road in its final stage and is also building an intersection with a center lane waiting, entry and speed change lanes, which will significantly improve the safety of this road.

Source: CARM

Saura Community proposed that the fees paid housing, car and housing rehabilitation in the event of job loss or temporary disability

Saturday, November 29th, 2008

PSRM general secretary believes "it's time to use the full power of productive expenditure region to help families and businesses "

Pedro Saura has proposed that the Government of the Region of Murcia takes over shares of housing loans (both purchase and rehabilitation) and cars "where people who have asked for these loans are left without employment or temporary disability. "

How to take care of these fees would, according to Saura, "the Autonomous Community subsidize one hundred percent protection insurance payments to workers to formalize a loan for the three cases cited."

The socialist leader has also been proposed to alleviate the effects of economic crisis in the region, "the direct recruitment of 2,000 unemployed through companies like TRAGSA for cleaning and maintenance of roads and natural areas."

According to Saura, the Regional Government should increase public investment to reach 4 percent of regional GDP.

That is, increased by 200 million euros.

And, of Pedro Saura, "now is not the time for pessimism, but the ambition, courageous decisions, agreement and consensus."

Thus, calls for "using the full power of productive expenditure of which the Community to implement ambitious measures that help to build confidence in families and businesses."

Saura calls for "a great deal regional, political and economic crisis to fight and change the old growth model for a new future for the region."

And, in his view, the Budget of the Autonomous Region for next year "is vulgar, to cut and paste", and describes it as "a can of both oars in the middle of the storm of unemployment and bankruptcy occurring in the Region. "

Saura has also proposed other measures to help families and businesses, among which provide 500 million euros in loans to households and businesses, extending the coverage of unemployment for all unemployed and 3,000 euros to aid self-employed without work " return for training, increasing by 10 million euros credit for R & D + i, increase public resources for agriculture and tourism, or increase the participation of municipalities in taxes transferred to the Autonomous Community.

Saura has finally remembered that "Zapatero's government will earmark 250 million euros of investments for municipalities in our region, while Valcárcel Government spends only 35 million euros, seven times less."

Source: PSOE Región de Murcia

The food industry relies on the strength and dynamism of its activity to generate employment

Saturday, November 29th, 2008

This industry employs one in four persons employed in the region, according to the conclusions drawn in the conference on the food industry held this week

The regional food industry relies on the strength and dynamism of its business to create jobs, according to the conclusions drawn in the day 'The agricultural sector in the Region of Murcia: A permanent value. "

This conference met last Tuesday at the Water Ministry of Agriculture and representatives of agricultural, livestock, fishing and canning, in a ceremony in which participated also the president of the Community, Ramón Luis Valcárcel and Secretary of State for Rural Water, Josep Puxeu.

The sector showed during the course of the conference that in recent years the food business has consolidated its production and marketing strength and the ability to generate work with more than 140,000 people employed, indicating that this activity employs one in four persons active in the region.

In addition to generating direct employment, food activity promotes the use indirect, from the transport, machinery, processing, plastics, and repair, among others.

By sector, agricultural cooperatives are the production and export companies which generate more labor, followed by the livestock industry and the citrus sector, according to the figures.

The food business is also the main engine of regional economic fabric, with a turnover of 3,500 million euros a year, both domestically and abroad.

The data presented by representatives of various agribusiness activities also indicate that the sector's total production amounts to more than 3 million tons.

The Minister of Agriculture and Water, Antonio Cerdá, said today that this activity "represents 11 percent of domestic production, despite being a province in community."

The owner of Agriculture said that the food industry Murcia is "modern and strategic" and contributes to the weight of exports within the regional economy and the nation as a whole, since it is the largest contributor to reducing the trade deficit ahead of other markets such as energy, industry, construction and services.

Strategies and concerns

The Ministry of Agriculture and Water forwarded to the Ministry of Environment and Rural and Marine data provided by the sector and its concerns and future strategies.

In this regard, representatives of the various activities included the modernization process in the food industry has experienced in recent years, which has helped foster the concept of quality and expand new product lines tailored to consumer preferences.

Future action depending on the sector, are intended to diversify through technological momentum and high level of quality and food safety as a value added production, and as a differentiation factor to a globalized market and allowed input of products from third countries.

Among the major concerns highlighted the lack of water as a limiting factor of regional production and the new agrarian reform raised by the European Union Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) and the CMO in wine, health legislation, and rising production costs and the price differential between what the consumer pays and who receives the agricultural professional.

Source: CARM