Archive for March, 2018

Jesús Cano: "In its 39 years, the transfer of the Tagus has contributed to the development of the Levant and the progress of Spain"

Saturday, March 31st, 2018

The executive secretary of Water, Agriculture and Environment of the PPRM affirms that "solidarity between regions strengthens democracy" and unites the country "

The executive secretary of Agriculture, Water and Environment, Jesus Cano said today, when the thirty-ninth anniversary of the entry into operation of the Tajo-Segura transfer, that "its validity has contributed to the development of the Levant and the progress of Spain "

Cano has highlighted the economic impact that this great infrastructure has for the autonomous communities of Murcia, Valencia and Andalusia, "its operation maintains 100,000 direct jobs and 350,000 indirect jobs".

And he added that "it gives water to 3 million Spaniards and allows the irrigation of 44 million fruit trees".

"Spanish agriculture has been able to grow and is a strategic sector in our export balance thanks to the Tajo-Segura transfer" said the head of Agua del PPRM who recalled that "we are looking at a work of general interest and an example of what, as a country, we are capable of doing. "

Jesús Cano affirmed that "solidarity between regions is one of the values ​​that strengthens democracy and unites the country."

"In Spain on water and lack of infrastructure to channel their redistribution" has said to defend the need to achieve a National Pact that includes the interconnection of basins and the transfer of rights "with absolute respect for environmental values."

The popular leader has said that "it is better not to go into value the empty words of the president of Castilla-La Mancha, Emiliano García-Page that the only thing they demonstrate is a supine lack of solidarity."

"Fortunately" there is the Law of the Memorandum that "regulates in a clear and precise way" the functioning of the Tajo-Segura transfer, "which is a guarantee, both for the donor basin and for those who receive the water".

And he has expressed his confidence that "in the coming days a new shipment of water will be authorized once the legal conditions allow it".

Source: GPP

The Tourism Faculty of Murcia presents the IV Regional Tourism Show

Saturday, March 31st, 2018

Next Monday, April 2 at 6:00 pm on Avenida de la Libertad in Murcia, begins the IV SAMPLE OF REGIONAL TOURISM 2018, which will be open to the public from Monday the 2nd until Friday the 6th of April 2018.

The event is organized by the Faculty of Tourism of the University of Murcia and the Federation of Municipalities of the Region of Murcia, with the collaboration of Campus Mare Nostrum of the University of Murcia and the Hon.

City Council of Murcia.

The programming of performances and tastings can be collected at the stand of the Faculty of Tourism, located at the beginning of the Exhibition.

The reason for the exhibition is to bring and to know all the Murcia tourist destinations and products of the Region.

More than a dozen Municipalities will be present with stands to promote their tourist attractions taking advantage of the influx of visitors in the city on the occasion of the Spring Festival.

As a novelty in this edition, there will be live musical performances by peñas huertas, dancing and flamenco singing by Lo Ferro, Cante de Las Minas Foundation, among others.

The performances take place in front of the stand area in a stage located on Avenida de la Libertad itself.

During the whole week there will be tastings of mining cakes from the Union, DO Bullas wines, Jumilla and Yecla, tomatoes from Mazarrón, El Barranquillo dairy products, typical products from Aledo … etc.

Every day, there will be Murcia references of culture, the company, and the University who will be interviewed by the students of the Faculty such as: Don Pez 2018 Alfonso López (President of Queen's Desserts), Fran Guirao (guitarist of the Second musical group), Poolshake, Andrés Martínez (director of Iurban) … etc.

In addition, on Thursday from 13:30 hours the program #soyturista de Onda Regional de Murcia with Ramón García del Real is carried out live from the show.

Source: Facultad de Turismo de Murcia

The General Archive custody and digitalizes about fifty photographs on the history of the Orfeón Fernández Caballero

Saturday, March 31st, 2018

The images, which are part of the extensive documentary collection deposited in this center, can be consulted on its website

The General Archive of the Region, a center that depends on the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and the Environment, has digitized, described and made available to users a set of 472 photographs of the Orfeón Murciano Fernández Caballero, the oldest coral mass of the Region of Murcia, created in 1933. The images correspond, for the most part, to performances of training throughout Spain and abroad, as well as essays and portraits of directors and orfeonists.

The General Director of Cultural Assets, Juan Antonio Lorca, explained that "these photographs, which can be consulted already on the website of the Archive, are part of the extensive documentary collection of the Orfeón, which has been kept in this Center of the Ministry since 2008 and which It has abundant information material about its long activity such as documents, posters, hand programs, sheet music and recordings ".

Lorca recalled that "there are many institutions that have deposited the documents that make up its history in the General Archive, a center that has magnificent facilities and in which all this material is cataloged and preserved in the best conditions, also working on its dissemination through digitization or with the organization of activities such as the exhibition that can be visited at this time about the 180 years of the Alfonso X el Sabio de Murcia Institute ".

Although the Orfeón Murciano Fernández Caballero was constituted in 1933, its archival background is also made up of previous documents (since 1827) of different types and formats.

The documents prior to 1933 usually correspond to the musical archive: scores and scripts donated by the first members of the Orfeón or people linked to him who had belonged to other previous musical groups.

In addition to some 800 photographs, you can also find minute books, statutes, regulations, memoranda, agreements and contracts, members' records, correspondence, inventories of property, directories, information on the proceedings, documents on social relations and acts of fraternity, cards, files of orfeonistas, etc.

Regarding the part of the musical archive, there is also music recorded in manuscript and print, programmed music (audio-visual recordings, phonographic recordings), lyrics and scripts, repertoires of works, content tapes of Radio Nacional recordings made by the Orfeón.

And all this is complemented by other collections such as press dossiers, works of art, posters, hand programs and other documents.

The formation

The Orfeón Murciano Fernández Caballero, one of the most prestigious choral groups in the country, is the dean of the choirs of the Region of Murcia.

It was founded on June 4, 1933 and its first director was Antonio Sancho Sanfeliu, who was succeeded by Raimundo Rodríguez, Julián Santos, Manuel Massotti Escuder, Daniel José Salas, Manuel Massotti Littel, Antonio Acosta, Miguel Baró Bo, José Luis López García , Margarita Muñoz Escolar and Francisco José Blanco (titular director since 2015).

Specialized since its birth in vocal polyphony from the Renaissance to the present, it has more than a thousand choral works in its archive, many of them written specifically for the Orfeón.

He has also tackled the interpretation of opera and zarzuela, as well as large-scale symphonic-choral works.

For his performances he has counted on the collaboration of prestigious interpreters such as Toñi Rosado, Inés Rivadeneira, Ana María Sánchez, Manuel Ausensi, Julián Molina, Antonio Blancas and Ginés Torrano;

as well as with invited directors of the stature of Emilio Ramírez, José Iturbi, Odón Alonso, Julio Domínguez or Ángel Martín Matute.

Throughout its history, it has also collaborated with important orchestras and groups and its interpretive quality has been recognized with numerous awards and prizes.

In recent years, the main lines of work of the Orfeón have been directed towards the renovation and training of singers, especially children.

In 2010, a new journey began, opening the institution to instrumental groups with the creation of the Chamber Group and, the following year, the Symphony Orchestra.

Currently, it has about 400 members distributed in the sections Orfeón Peque Murcia-Cartagena, Orfeón Infantil Murcia-Cartagena, Orfeón Joven, Orfeón Titular, Symphony Orchestra, Children's Ensemble and Training Workshops.

Source: CARM

They install three current meters to know the speed of exchange between the two seas

Saturday, March 31st, 2018

Work is also being done on the installation of four submarine environmental control nodes for continuous data collection from the Mar Menor

The Ecosystems research group of the Polytechnic University of Cartagena (UPCT), in collaboration with the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Environment, is installing three current meters to know the speed of water exchange between the Mediterranean Sea and the Mar Menor.

The general director of the Mar Menor, Antonio Luengo, said that "it is three speed meters that will allow us to know the speed of water exchange between the two seas, as well as the direction of the same, entry or exit. have precise data on a fundamental issue, such as the exchange of water that is being reduced by the closure of the golas ".

Specifically, these scientific meters have been placed this week in the gola of Marchamalo, La Encañizada and soon in the Canal del Estacio.

A team of divers is responsible for its installation after having the corresponding permission of the Maritime Captaincy of the General Directorate of Merchant Marine of the State.

The research project involves the funding and recovery quarterly of the current meters, as well as the anchoring in the golas of the instruments, not affecting the structure to navigation.

This instrument for scientific monitoring is added to the 16 measurement stations set up in the area and "from which every week we obtain data on the state of the waters of the Mar Menor, which allows us to affirm that this is the mass of the most controlled seawater in Europe ".

The Mar Menor monitoring and monitoring network takes records of different water parameters, such as transparency that exceeds two meters-, turbidity, chlorophyll, temperature, oxygen or nutrient levels, such as nitrates, phosphates or ammonium.

Likewise, work is being done on the installation of four submarine environmental control nodes.

"These are submarine buoys that aim to present a system of continuous instrumentation of certain parameters, such as turbidity, chlorophyll, transparency, pH, temperature and oxygen dissolved in water," concluded the director general of Mar Menor.

Source: CARM

The Community promotes the high technology sector by participating in the largest innovation and digitalisation fair in Europe

Saturday, March 31st, 2018

The Development Institute organizes a technological mission to take regional SMEs to the Future Match Brokerage Event, the technology transfer conference of the 2018 Cebit Fair in Hannover

The Community, through the Institute for Development, promotes the regional high-tech sector by organizing a technological mission to bring innovative SMEs in the Region to the Future Match Brokerage Event, the technology transfer days of the Hannover 2018 Cebit Fair (Germany) to be held in the middle of June.

This fair, in which 3,000 exhibitors participated last year and received more than 200,000 visitors, is considered the most important innovation and digitalization fair in Europe.

Info director Joaquín Gómez explained that this mission is part of the efforts of the regional development agency to move towards an economic model based on knowledge.

"We have to work to create an increasingly competitive, solid and resilient productive system that in an efficient and sustainable way becomes a pillar of economic development and job creation and, therefore, contributes to the well-being of citizens of the region. Region, "said Gómez.

He also recalled that only last year there were about fifty successful cases in the Region through the Info. In this regard, the Institute of Development organizes biennially the Food Brokerage Event, a meeting of technology transfer framed in the food technology sector that in its eight editions has already generated more than 150 collaborative projects between companies, universities and centers, agencies and research institutes.

"These events, in which technology transfer processes are promoted at an international level, are essential to connect universities and research centers with production centers, one of the keys to increasing competitiveness and the added value of the economic sectors and one of the bases of the knowledge economy ", said the director of the Info.

In the case of the Future Match, which is part of the most important fair in Europe and one of the most important in the international arena to know the trends of the high-tech sector, these are meetings in the form of bilateral interviews in which the search for collaborations and the joint development of innovative projects is strengthened.

Last year's edition of this technology transfer event was attended by 230 companies from the sector from 36 different countries and more than 1,000 contacts and interviews were generated.

The SMEs that make up the regional high-tech sector are those with the highest productivity per employee, and with 92,000 euros they are more than twice the average for the regional economy (44,859 euros) and above the national high technology (85,968). ).

Innovation and technological development also not only increase business productivity, but also double the internationalization and job creation capacity of these companies.

Source: CARM

EFIAP announces a new edition of the Experience Exchange Program through training periods

Saturday, March 31st, 2018

Participating public employees are trained on the basis of good practices that are carried out in different public administrations

This year the program contemplates that it can also be carried out in another autonomous community

The School of Training and Innovation of the Public Administration (EFIAP) announces a new edition of the 'Program of exchange of experiences through training stays', included in the Training Plan of 2018 for the staff of the Regional and Local Administration of the Region of Murcia.

Those interested in making the stays can already request them through the website and there is no deadline to join it during the year.

"With this program there is an exchange of experiences and alternative views on the way in which similar tasks and tasks are carried out in other administrative areas", explained the Director of Public Function and Quality of Services, Enrique Gallego.

Last year 40 people from different public administrations requested to participate in this training program, through which the EFIAP facilitates that public employees can acquire knowledge and skills from concrete experiences of good practices in administrative units different from those that normally develop in their Workplace.

Gallego stressed that this year "the program contemplates that whoever benefits from this training modality can do it also in another autonomous community, as long as an agreement or collaboration agreement is established in this regard".

The Experience Exchange Program also includes the so-called 'Inverse Stays', in which the public employee requests that another person carrying out a good practice observe their procedures and ways of acting and can suggest or recommend new management practices to improve the service public that lends the unit.

40 hour stay

The duration of the two modalities is 40 hours and can be done during a week, in the workday, or in daily sessions of 8 hours for 5 weeks.

More than 65 employees and public employees of different administrations have completed their training in recent years in a workplace different from yours, "which has been a very enriching experience and the practical application of learning," said the CEO.

"This Program is based on methodological strategies of learning and teaching, converting this activity into a joint dialogue between the person who makes the training stay and the one offered to show their good practices," added Gallego.

The EFIAP acts as an agent of intermediation between the parties, advising methodologically the entire training process and, finally, proving that it has been carried out and that the proposed objectives have been met.

Source: CARM

The Community prepares a map with the itineraries marked for cyclists on regional roads

Saturday, March 31st, 2018

Fomento has up to now reinforced the protection of 12 regional routes frequented by this collective

The Autonomous Community has drawn up a plan with the itineraries of the regional road network in which signage for cyclists has been reinforced, with a total of 193 kilometers in length of these roads.

The document identifies the reinforced areas in 12 regional roads that are located in the municipal districts of Murcia, Caravaca de la Cruz, Moratalla, Cehegín, Calasparra, Lorca, Pliego and Alhama de Murcia.

This plan can be consulted on the website of the Autonomous Community.

The Director General of Roads, José Antonio Fernández Lladó, explained that this initiative "increases the protection of cyclists in order to reduce the accident rate of this group", and that they complement a subsequent initiative of the General Directorate of Traffic (DGT), denominated 'protected cyclist routes', in which four more routes of the regional road network are included.

"The Ministry of the Presidency and Development will continue to implement formulas to protect the safety of all users of the regional road network," said the general director, who indicated that the plan of the Community website will be updated as appropriate new ways .

The sections covered by this measure are conventional roads with double direction and single carriageway, which have horizontal markings delimiting the road and / or separation of senses.

"These routes do not have a high intensity of traffic, nor do they have any black spots, nor are they part of a stretch of concentration of accidents," the general director said.

Fernández Lladó pointed out the importance of reminding drivers that the roadways "are for shared use and that speed should be slowed down when spotting a cyclist, as well as respecting the minimum distance of 1.5 meters in overtaking."

Source: CARM

Nuria Fuentes: "We are a party committed to economic recovery and job creation" The PPRM spokesperson affirms that "we make the best social policy that is generating wealth and creating jobs"

Saturday, March 31st, 2018

It foresees that "the economy of the Region will grow 2.7% this year"

It stands out that the GDP grew in the Region by 3.3% in 2017, which places us above the national average, exceeding our expectations "

Ensures that "the proportion of long-term unemployed has reached its minimum in the last six years, steadily declining"

"We are a party committed to economic recovery and job creation," said today the spokeswoman of the Popular Party of the Region of Murcia, Nuria Fuentes, who has assured that the Region of Murcia advances in the consolidation of economic recovery and the increase in employment because the PP makes the best social policy, which is to generate wealth and create jobs. "

The Region of Murcia maintains, therefore, a sustainable growth, generator of jobs and manages to prolong its rate of growth, said Nuria Fuentes, who has placed the forecast for 2018 at 2.7%, forecast has remarked that " depends on external risks such as Brexit or Catalan uncertainty, so you have to be prudent in the data. "

At this point he stressed that "we move in a good economic scenario where GDP in the Region of Murcia has grown 3.3% in 2017 placing it above the national average, thus exceeding our expectations."

We must assess the growth over time, he insisted because "it is already 4 years and 12 quarters growing above 3%."

The spokeswoman 'popular' has stressed that it is a growth from business investment, increased exports, and tourism that has reached historic heights, "" a competitive economy that creates employment, "he said.

At this point he stressed that "these good data" are the result, on the one hand, of the "effort of employers and their workers who have managed to turn the crisis around", and on the other hand of the reforms undertaken by the Executive regional with "right policies", such as lowering taxes, reducing administrative bureaucracy, encouraging investment or active employment reforms, "without a doubt, measures that have brought work and income to many families".

Thus, he recalled that this economic growth has made it possible to eliminate the tax on inheritance and donations, return to employees the extra payments that were not paid in 2012 and increase their salaries.

The Region of Murcia leads the creation of employment in Spain

In terms of employment, the spokesperson of the PPRM has indicated that "the Region of Murcia is leading the creation of employment in Spain, today we have 52,000 people working more than at the beginning of the term", adding that "it is our objective to achieve the 620,000 jobs at the end. "

As "very good news", has defined the data known this week on the long-term unemployed as they have reached their minimum in the last six years, steadily declining. "" The reduction in unemployment goes hand in hand with the economic growth ", said Fuentes, to remember that" the regional government has subsidized with aid of up to 9,000 euros to companies for hiring a long-term unemployed ".

Far from complacency, Fuentes insisted, "the data push us to continue working on new productive models that contribute to improving the competitiveness of our business fabric, the true engine of economic growth."

Source: GPP

Culture opens the deadline to participate in the literary contest 'Relatos del Mar Menor' The selected texts will be published in a book that will be distributed on the beaches during the summer months and the readers themselves will choose t

Friday, March 30th, 2018

The Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Environment opens the deadline to participate in the first edition of the literary contest 'Relatos del Mar Menor'.

The bases have already been published in the Official Bulletin of the Region of Murcia (BORM), on March 27, and the texts may be submitted until May 28.

The general director of Cultural Heritage, Juan Antonio Lorca, encouraged all the literature fans "to participate in this new initiative of the Ministry with which we try to continue promoting reading and culture in our region, also spreading the natural values of unique areas like the Mar Menor ".

As recalled Lorca, "this initiative is part of the 'Plan for the Promotion of Reading of the Region of Murcia 2017-2019', a complete catalog of activities with which, in addition to making Murcia a 'Region of readers', we are transforming the Regional Library into a center of cultural agitation that attracts above all the family and youthful public and we are also facilitating the access of the whole population to the books, providing more funds to the Libraries and enhancing the digital platform of loans' e- Biblio '".

Once the period of two months already open for the contest 'Tales of the Mar Menor' has ended, a jury will be responsible for selecting the finalists, which will be subsequently compiled by the Tres Fronteras label in a book that will be distributed on the beaches of the Mar Menor during the summer months, thanks to the collaboration of libraries, educational centers and catering establishments of the riverside municipalities.

As the main novelty regarding other literary contests, the final winner will be chosen by the readers themselves, who will have the opportunity to vote through the Regional Library's website.

The author of the most voted story will receive a single cash prize of one thousand euros.


All citizens of legal age who wish to participate in the 'Relatos del Mar Menor' contest may participate, whatever their nationality.

The submitted works (short stories, stories or narrations) must be written in Spanish, be original and unpublished and, therefore, have not been awarded in any other contest.

The theme will be free, but the work should be oriented to the promotion of reading and the promotion of the Mar Menor.

Likewise, they will have a minimum length of one page and a maximum of ten (DIN A4, Arial 12), written in double space on one side.

The presentation of the application for participation in the contest will preferably be made by electronic means (, in the section 'Generic application forms', completing the form corresponding to procedure code '2446', or in any of the registers determined by current regulations.

The texts will be presented in an attached document (PDF) headed by a title, signed by a pseudonym and, in order to preserve anonymity, will be separated from the applications.

Source: CARM

The Region was the fourth community with the highest increase in overnight stays in its hotels in February

Friday, March 30th, 2018

They increase by 5.4 percent compared to the same month of last year, driven by the pull of national tourism

The Region of Murcia was the fourth community in February with a greater increase in overnight stays in its hotels in February, 5.4 percent more than in the same month of 2017, reaching 194,537, according to data from the National Institute of Statistics.

This increase exceeds that of the whole of Spain, which recorded a growth of 1 percent.

According to the same statistics, a total of 86,679 tourists stayed in hotel establishments in the region during this month, 0.2 percent more than in the same month of 2017. The areas where the number of travelers increased the most were Cartagena (6.1 percent) and 1.8 percent on the Costa Calida despite winter storms.

Registered travelers in hotels in the Region stayed on average 2.24 days, a stay 5.2 percent higher than in February 2017. In the whole of Spain, the average stay was 2.84 days, a 1 , 3 percent less than in the same month of 2017.

Regarding the degree of occupancy, hotel establishments recorded 2.4 percentage points in February compared to the same month in 2017, reaching 44.03 percent.

The general director of the Tourism Institute, Manuel Fernández-Delgado, highlighted "the importance that the pull of national tourism is having, whose overnight stays increased in February by 12.6 percent, reaching a figure of 153,006", and explained that "the increase of hotel nights directly affects the income of the establishments and helps to ensure their profitability. "

These results confirm the strategy embodied in the Strategic Tourism Plan 2015-2019 to reduce seasonality and contribute to the revitalization of the destination through seasonally-oriented products such as cultural, nature and active, enogastronomy, nautical and sports.

Start of the year

In the first two months of 2018, the number of travelers, 156,223, grew in the Region with respect to 2017 by 1.1 percent (2.6 percent in Spain), which is the highest record since data are available. .

Domestic travelers, 122,464, increased by 0.9 percent.

Foreign travelers, 33,760, increased 1.9 percent.

On the other hand, overnight stays, 334,777, were paid with an increase of 3.6 percent (1.1 percent in Spain), which is the highest level since 2008 (337,372).

Source: CARM