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Huesca Provincial Council helps municipalities to pay the electricity bill

The Provincial Council of Huesca will contribute 5 million euros this year to finance the energy expenditure of the municipalities and that they can allocate these resources to cover other needs of the population. The Municipal Economic Coordination Plan was approved this Thursday by the provincial plenary session, that in this way contributes funds for ordinary resources to the consistories. The president, Miguel Gracia, has recalled that launched in 2020 “to collaborate with the town halls in financing part of their current spending, and that this year is extended to other supplies, not just electricity.”

As in 2021, this year 5 million euros will be allocated to this aid, of which 2.5 come from the incorporation of treasury remnants. As is the case with other subsidy lines from the Provincial Council of Huesca, in this one too Municipalities with smaller populations are given priority.also taking into account the number of unique population entities.

Thus, localities with less than 5,000 inhabitants will each receive a fixed amount of 9,130 ​​euros (making a total of 1,780,350 euros), to which must be added the number of inhabitants and nuclei. As for those with more than 5,000 inhabitants (except the capital), the fixed amount to be received will be 130,000 euros for each municipality, making a total of 780,000 euros.

On the other hand, the complicated situation in Ukraine, with the murder of civilians by Russian forces, has led to unity in the provincial plenary session, which has approved an institutional declaration in solidarity with the ukrainian population and condemning the Russian attack.

The institution also shows its support for the actions initiated by other institutions in Alto Aragón, mainly the counties aimed at providing social and/or humanitarian aid to the Ukrainian people.

The text also supports all peaceful actions aimed at facilitating dialogue and avoiding large-scale open confrontation, in addition to expressly support the steps taken in this regard by the Government of Spain and Aragon.

In addition, on the occasion of next Tuesday, March 8, International Women’s Day, the Diputación has also approved an institutional declaration in which it recognizes, among others, all manifestations that claim equal rights and responsibilities for men and women.

The institution also considers it necessary to intensify efforts in the development of policies aimed at promoting employment and entrepreneurship, education for equal opportunities, the incorporation of women into the information society and support for those who live in rural areas.

The plenary has also debated different proposals for resolutions presented by the political groups. Thus, unanimously, the institution once again requests Renfe and the Ministry of Transport, Mobility and Urban Agenda the recovery of existing rail services before the start of the pandemic.

Also related to rail transport, it unanimously calls for the implementation and expansion of a commuter rail system between Zaragoza and Huesca, as well as investments in the infrastructure of the province: widening of the track to Tardienta, siding and stop at Plhus, conditioning of the line to Canfranc and reopening of the international railway, establishment of direct services to Barcelona, ​​or the reform of the Huesca intermodal station, among other.

On the other hand, it urges the Government of Aragon to promote the creation of an aeronautical campus at the Huesca-Pirineos Airport and to collaborate with the Aragonese universities, respecting university autonomy, to carry out the necessary studies and technical work that allow the university training of aviation pilots commercial, flight attendants and maintenance technicians.

The PP spokesman, Gerardo Oliván, has criticized that the PSOE has prevented the motion to claim the location in Huesca of digital studies. He believes that the Socialists of Huesca bow to the instructions of Javier Lambán, general secretary, who commitment to implement the digital campus in Zaragoza.

The PP of the DPH has seen its proposal for the creation of an aeronautical campus at the Huesca-Pirineos airport unanimously approved. The popular ones proposed the specialization of the facilities following the example of Teruel and Zaragoza, which have given their respective airports a range of services that do not conflict. In the case of Huesca, the bet focuses on the training of pilots, flight attendants and maintenance technicians.

The votes against the PSOE, to which the spokesman and provincial president of the PP, Gerardo Oliván, attributes a “confiscatory desire” They have prevented the popular initiative to abolish the Inheritance Tax from prospering.

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