First stone laid for new nursing home in Fuerteventura
The Cabildo and Canary Islands Government are investing 10 million euros within the Island's Social Health Infrastructure Plan.
The construction of the new residence and day centre for the elderly began yesterday, with the laying of the first foundation stone for the building, which will be located in the El Charco neighbourhood of Puerto del Rosario.
The event was attended by the President of the Fuerteventura Council, Blas Acosta, the General Director of Child and Family Protection for the Government of the Canary Islands, Yolanda Iratxe Serrano, the Mayor of Puerto del Rosario, Juan Jiménez, the Island Councillor for Social Policies, Víctor Alonso, and the councillor for Social Services of Puerto del Rosario, Yanira Domínguez, among others.
The Cabildo de Fuerteventura and the regional Government are investing 10 million euros in this first-rate infrastructure, which is part of the Social Health Infrastructure Plan signed between both institutions.
The project is also part of the plans announced by the president of the Cabildo, Blas Acosta, and approved by the Island Corporation for the socioeconomic reactivation of the Island.
Acosta said at the inauguration "It began to show more than five years ago that something new was needed, and during this last year we have had to solve all the pertinent issues, in collaboration with the Government of the Canary Islands, to finally be able to give a housing solution to a historical demand in Fuerteventura. We are going to continue work at the Gran Tarajal socio-sanitary residence, so that in this legislature we can respond to the socio-sanitary infrastructures that the Island deserves."
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The construction works have been awarded to Obrascón Huarte Lain S.S., and when finished, the building which will be 5,292 square metres, will accommodate a total of 107 beds, with 46 double rooms and 15 single rooms.
During its execution, it is estimated that the work will generate an average of 127 direct jobs, 59 indirect jobs and the support of 34 specialized supplier companies.