The president of the Segovia Provincial Council, Miguel Ángel de Vicente, presented this morning the new socio-economic recovery program 'Segovia, Reactiva2 province' endowed with almost six million euros and made up of six sector plans and 44 aid lines, which address all the areas of action of the provincial institution in economic and social matters. As De Vicente explained "after a very complicated year for our province due to the effects of the health pandemic, in which we are still immersed, we wanted to continue our first program with this package of measures that represent a complement to the Budget prepared for 2021 ". Therefore, starting from accounts "ambitious from responsibility and honest with the needs of and the possibilities of our province", the provincial institution now advances a little more with the incorporation of the remnants of the Treasury that give rise to this 'Reactiva2' which delves even more into the "investor, social character and a firm commitment to employment" that was set as the backbone of this year's budget.
In the words of the provincial president "the good management and caution with which things were done last year, allows us that, in this exercise, with a much calmer analysis of the situation and a much clearer vision, we can incorporate this socio-economic recovery program almost six million euros that will result in a direct and obvious benefit, both in our towns and in the people who live in them ".
For De Vicente, the 'Segovia, Reactiva2 province' program tries to "put on the table all the actions that the provincial institution is going to carry out in excess of the 67 million euros budgeted for this year 2021, because there is no it tries to create great headlines with bombastic figures, but rather to transfer real measures with a budget, thanks to a responsible management adapted to the needs of our province, because, once again, we want to be with those who need it most. " Most of the measures contemplated in this program "are the result of many meetings with the sectors involved, who have transferred their demands and concerns to each of the deputies and, from there we have structured the six plans that address employment, commerce, hotels, tourism, infrastructures, social services or culture and sports ".
'Reactiva2' also becomes a play on words because "we give continuity to the 'Segovia, Reactiva province' program that emerged at a time when reactivating the province seemed fundamental since we were immersed in an unprecedented health pandemic that is taking longer than we imagined and that is leaving devastating consequences in many cases ". From this perspective, De Vicente explained that "'Reactiva2' is something more than the second part of the previous program, it wants to give a positive message, that is, we have managed to reactivate ourselves and we have to continue in that line so as not to leave anyone behind" .
Six plans made up of 44 lines and programs
The 'REimpulsa2' plan is made up of nine lines aimed at creating Employment in the province and endowed with 2.987.097,29 euros, "which is 44% more than in 2020." The Employment plans of the Provincial Council will reach the 208 municipalities of the province again this year and will create more than 400 jobs in the territory. Thus, with the provincial institution's own funds, the Rural Employment Plan I will be executed for municipalities with up to 250 inhabitants which, with a budget of 450.000 euros, will create 150 jobs and allow 120 to 180 days of hiring; and the Rural Employment Plan II for municipalities of 251 to 20.000 inhabitants, which has a budget of 255.000 euros, will create 85 jobs in six months of hiring and that, "as a novelty this year has also been extended to the Communities of Villa and Earth ". To these own plans must also be added those that are made in collaboration with the Junta de Castilla y León such as the Preplan that will create 74 jobs with an investment of 450.000 euros or the ELMET, the forestry brigades that will reach the 208 municipalities of the province, creating about thirty jobs with an investment of 450.000 euros, or the Mixed Program of social and health care that generates nine contracts with a budget of 72.000 euros.
In addition, new lines have been established for temporary hiring of unemployed people within the provincial institution itself, such as AIR (Rural Impulse Agents) through which three contracts for one year of people with higher training have been made with an investment of 120.000 euros , the MAYEL with five hires of people over 55 years of age for a total of 100.000 euros or the COVEL that has allowed the hiring of 69 people without higher training for a period of six months and a budget that exceeds one million euros. Also, and as a novelty this year, the winter forestry brigades have been implemented, hiring twelve people for six months.
In terms of support for local businesses, local products, young people and entrepreneurs, the 'ReLanza2' plan has emerged, which covers eleven lines of help with a budget of 360.000 euros, which is 18% compared to last year. This plan includes a line of subsidies for rural trade, retail, hospitality and catering of 150.000 euros, 23% more than in 2020, financing the costs of maintenance and use of POS with an item of 10.000 euros "that will allow the extension of a year for those who already enjoyed this aid last year and which is also extended to the hotel industry ". In addition, this year there will be its own line endowed with 10.000 euros of support and promotion of street vending, local consumption vouchers aimed at the hotel business that consumes Foods of Segovia with an amount of 45.000 euros, in addition to campaigns to promote local consumption and promoting this consumption in retail stores "giving capital importance to what is ours and promoting the circular economy".
The partners of Alimentos de Segovia will once again have significant support from the provincial institution with a total amount of 90.000 euros allocated to aid checks for partners affected by the effects of the health crisis, as well as grants for digital innovation and revitalization of the brand, and for exhibitors and sales of Alimentos de Segovia, which "continues to demonstrate our commitment to positioning the producers and partners of Alimentos de Segovia within our province but also outside our territorial borders."
Finally, the line dedicated to young people and entrepreneurs has an amount close to 35.000 euros that includes the exemption of rentals in the VICAM offices, a call for aid to recently created companies and entrepreneurs endowed with 25.000 euros and a bag hours of personalized training.
Another sector that is undoubtedly suffering the most from the effects of the pandemic is tourism. For this reason, the 'ReinvenTa2' plan increases its budget with respect to 2020 to 425.000 euros, which includes eight help lines. Once again, 19 jobs will be created thanks to the Tourism Employment Plan (ELTUR) "which will allow the sector to be revitalized from the territory, accompanying businessmen and city councils in promoting our tourism offer, through their own management or the digitization of services ". In addition, "thanks to the permanent contact of the deputy with the representatives of the different groups, we have a perfect X-ray of the needs of each one and, therefore, we have decided to double the investment, up to 100.000 euros, in subsidies for the derived expenses of the activity for entrepreneurs of accommodation, restaurants, bars and cafeterias without terrace so that they can face the payment of rents, mortgages, supplies, fuel, telecommunications ... ". The 'reinvent2 your vacations' vouchers will also be maintained in rural accommodation, restaurants and activity companies, with a budget of 50.000 euros, "to promote the province as a safe and quality tourist destination". For rural accommodation, the bonus will depend on the length of the stay and the size of the accommodation.
In restaurants, the discount will be 30 euros per reservation and à la carte table, while, in the case of businesses with activity, the discount will be 40% on the total amount, up to 30 euros.
On the other hand, Prodestur will continue to support professional tourist guides, through the visit campaign 'Viajero, yo te teando Segovia' and, as a new line of aid, travel agencies in the province will be supported with 15.000 euros for the creation of tourist packages, "since we did not want to leave out any group involved in the tourist reinvention of our province," the provincial president stressed.
Training for tourism entrepreneurs will once again play an important role, which will address financial management, thanks to the agreement with the UNED, improving customer service or how to sell tourism services, among other issues. And it also highlights the promotion of the province as a tourist destination with the realization of an advertising campaign in national media, "to position our offer in our target market that is in the Community of Madrid and Northern Spain, when sanitary restrictions allow them. "or online platforms through influencers on social networks and participation in other projects such as España Fascinante.
Finally, Prodestur and Alimentos de Segovia "rejoin synergies demonstrating that our way of management is transversal" with the 'Reinventa2' packs that "will add value to customers' stay, so that we will give away brand products from the Provincial Council to visitors staying in rural establishments in our province ".
The 'ReIntegra2' plan is located in the infrastructure chapter, which adds up to more than one and a half million euros that "will complement the more than 19 million euros of investments in the province already contemplated in the Budget". Thus, 333.333,33 euros will be allocated more to direct subsidy agreements for works in the towns, another 50.000 euros in the winter road campaign, 114.00 euros in the agreements with non-professional firefighters for the extinction of support fires in the province and more than one million euros will be added to those already budgeted for actions and maintenance of roads in the provincial road network.
Regarding Social Services, the incorporation of remnants that gives rise to the 'Reforza2' plan will allow an increase in social benefits by 236.000 euros with the new Home Meal program and an increase in the amount designated for Social Emergency Aid. In addition, the residential centers of the Provincial Council will continue their transformation thanks to the injection of 699.000 euros "that will allow us to continue advancing in the model of individualized attention in which we deeply believe, adapting spaces architecturally and environmentally".
Finally, Miguel Ángel de Vicente has given an account of the lines contemplated by the 'ReOrienta2' plan with 150.000 euros in aid in cultural matters for groups of performing arts, music ..., and for professionals and companies in the sector, as well as for new performances by professionals in the towns of the province. To this is added an amount of 128.000 euros for research grants from the Institute of Traditional Culture 'Manuel González Herrero' and new studies related to the tradition and customs of our peoples. As for Sports, the Segovia Provincial Council will articulate a line of direct aid to gyms and sports management companies in the province endowed with 25.000 euros for costs of signaling, conditioning, remodeling or maintenance of its facilities, "because we could not forget another of the sectors that have suffered the most from the uncertainty and harshness of the measures caused by the pandemic. "
In addition, and as part of the services that the provincial institution offers to citizens, but also to the municipalities of the province, the president has highlighted two of the actions that are carried out from the Finance Area. The Personalized Payment Plan that "adapts to the needs of each taxpayer, who can make monthly, quarterly or semi-annual income on account of the estimated annual debt corresponding to all the periodic collection taxes, without interest."
Also, from the Collection service, a fiscal calendar has been established for the collection of the taxes delegated by the municipalities, extending the term for the payment in voluntary period and delaying the beginning of the collection periods of the different tax figures, "as a measure aimed at mitigating the effects of the crisis on the taxpayer ".
Source: Diputación de Segovia