Fuerteventura activates more aid for self-employed and small businesses

2020/08/24 09:58:51 Written by Canarian Weekly Fuerteventura

The City Council of Puerto del Rosario in Fuerteventura, through the Department of Economy and Finance, has made a resolution for aid to self-employed people who did not take advantage of the benefit for cessation of activity, particularly during the state of alarm.

At the sametime, they have approved two lines of aid for the modernization of companies, one for the constitution of new business initiatives, and the other for modernization through the partial subsidy of commercial premises, computerization, and acquisition of equipment and materials.

In the words of Mayor Juan Jiménez, “this government has made an effort and will continue to do so until 2023, to invest positively in all matters of interest to Puerto del Rosario, such as the more than 6 million euros approved in public works to stimulate the local economy, job creation and help to SMEs in the municipality."

In addition, the municipal he said that his objective "is that no-one from Puerto del Rosario remains in the gutter and, for this, a battery of aid has been approved, both for the self-employed and for social rent, scholarships and social aid, which form part of the 'unequivocal commitment' for the social welfare of the municipality."

As of June 30th, the City Council has a balanced budget with a Treasury surplus of more than 30 million euros, so it can face "with optimism and prudence" the budget year and the rest of the legislature, Jimenez assures.