Cabildo’s ‘Transforma Gran Canaria 2017’
Cabildo de Gran Canaria has presented and launched an ambitious plan they’re calling ‘Transforma Gran Canaria 2017‘, a program aimed at economic recovery investing almost €244 million into more than 700 works projects already prepared throughout the island, which is a per capita investment of €266.80.
The Plan, with a budget of €243,943,401.85, will be implemented through investment in all areas of government, in an extraordinary effort to address the economic dynamism, job creation and social cohesion of Gran Canaria. The funds come from a financially sustainable investment plan, from the insular and municipal Canary Islands Development Fund, and from the regular budgetary investment plan for 2017.
The planned works are to touch on all areas, needs and corners of Gran Canaria, ranging from performing arts in the dunes of Maspalomas as well as film shoots, the reconditioning of the southern highway and the north highway and the transformation the old psychiatric centre in to a care facility for people with behavioral disorders and then extending to care of up to 200 elderly.
Projects including a Museo de Bellas Artes de Gran Canaria, Risco Caído, buying land in the airport area, improving insular roads, fibre optics, transport, Casa de Vinos and a Bodega (winery), centres in El Pino, El Sabinal and Santa Rosalia, actions aimed at the island Sports Centre, employment policies, a strong renewable energy base for the tourist areas of the south, electric charging stations, photovoltaic solar power plants on island properties, works in the industrial estates around Gran Canaria and the youth hostel of Tamadaba are also contemplated.
The insular Museum of Canarian wrestling, pedestrian walkways, the MetroGuagua project, desalination plants, the Plan of Cooperation with the Municipalities and forest walking tracks are among the actions confirmed, as well as employment plans for people “of difficult insertion” and households with no income. Also noteworthy, is the repair of social housing, a new pavilion at Infecar, works in various sports centers, the port of Taliarte, the recovery of the Canteras sea front and a project to rehabilitate the Gabinete Literario (Literary Cabinet – arts and science building), among many other actions.
In short, more than 700 works already drafted and ready to execute, some even already in started, to which will be added another powerful investment plan next year to continue the transformation of Gran Canaria.