The Redován City Council, through the Employment Department, has hired 19 agricultural laborers to carry out maintenance and cleaning of rural roads, ravines, recreational areas such as La Ermita or the town squares. This hiring is framed within a subsidy that the Consistory has received from the Ministry of Labor and Social Economy.
The aid is 73,348 euros and the work has started this week and will take place over three months. The 19 hired laborers, preferably eventual farmers, were enrolled at the Orihuela Employment Center.
Specifically, the tasks to be carried out consist of cleaning and conditioning areas that need special care, such as green areas or municipal public roads, as well as some rural roads or ravines that require clearing tasks to avoid fire risk during the summer season. As a novelty, this year maintenance tasks will be carried out in squares, urban areas and green areas of the municipality that were greatly affected as a result of the DANA of September 2019.
The Councilor for Employment, Maite Martínez, explained that “this is very important work for the municipality since, on the one hand, we clean up the areas that have been affected by DANA and others that need maintenance, and, on the other hand, we decreased seasonal unemployment in a sector such as agriculture, since most of these workers are discontinuous permanent workers ”.
The Redován City Council requests citizen collaboration to keep the municipality clean. “It is important that all citizens are aware of the cleaning and maintenance of our town, so we want to influence the collaboration of all so that squares, streets, etc., are in the best conditions,” said the councilor.
The company Foresma S.A. will carry out the reforestation works, awarded by the Ministry of Agriculture and Environment for 80,000 euros
The mayor of Redován, Nely Ruiz, has appeared this morning, together with the Councilor for the Environment, Ramón López, to publicize the next works of improvement and forest restoration that will be carried out in the surroundings of the Sierra de Redován, affected by drought and pests of scolitid insects such as 'tomicus destruens'. The works correspond to the III phase of the improvement and restoration project of this mountain, which will have an execution period of 12 months. They will be carried out by the contractor Foresma S.A. and will cost 79,897 euros.
These actions include "the elimination of dead woodland, which involves a serious fire hazard," explained the councilor, "as well as the adaptation of runoff to channel torrential rains, reforestation and improvement of the landscape with native specimens, and the application of phytosanitary treatments to avoid damage to the species of the area such as pine ”, he added. In this respect, traps will be placed with special pheromones for scolitids, bait points with fresh wood to attract them, and other invigorating treatments of the remaining woodland.
The purpose of these actions is “the recovery of the soil in the face of erosion and desertification caused by drought, reducing the risk of forest fires and avoiding the loss of an area so valued in the municipality from the tourist point of view such as the Hermitage, suitable for hiking and hiking, ”explained the mayor.
Ruiz said that "it is also a leisure area, very important for all Redovans, that we are happy to return to a part of its characteristic greenery." Likewise, the mayor has also highlighted the commitment of the government team to maintain this natural space with these and future actions, claiming to be “an objective for which we will always work from the Redován City Council”.
A subsidy of more than 66,700 euros from the Public Employment Service (SEPE) allows the hiring of these unemployed workers
The municipality of Redován has hired 17 unemployed people. This action has been possible thanks to the granting of a grant of more than 66,700 from the State Public Employment Service (SEPE), as announced by the Councilor for Employment, Maite Martínez.
The mayor has been satisfied by the hiring of these agricultural workers, since “generates jobs in the municipality and reduces the number of unemployed threatened by long-term unemployment.” In addition, they favor their practical training and the conservation of the natural environment of the municipality. “These conditioning actions are very important for the conservation of the environmental environment of areas such as the Ermita recreational area,” said Maite Martínez, “since they allow to avoid fires, and the dragging of water materials and avenues with rainfall, that could affect the security of the residents of Redován. “
The cleaning tasks began on July 1 and will run throughout the summer, until September 26. Thus, in days of 8 hours, the workers will carry out tasks of clearing scrubs and waste from ravines and roads of the town, transferring them to landfills authorized for processing and proper treatment. The main areas to be worked on will be the Rovira ravine, the La Sierra, Fortuna, La Escorrata, Los Cuartos, Vereda Ancha, and Masquefa trails, as well as the natural area surrounding the Ermita de Redován.
This is the third phase of forest improvement and restoration work in the mountains affected by the drought and plagues in the Redovanense mountain
The acting mayor of Redován, Emilio Fernández, announced this morning the tender for the reforestation project of the Sierra Redovanense “after four years of a lot of work in which we have managed to get the Generalitat to fully assume the project prepared by the Provincial Council”, said the mayor. This is the third phase of forest improvement and restoration work in the forest affected by drought and pests, especially that of the ‘tomicus destruens’ or ‘barrenillo de los pinos’ that has ended in recent years with a good deal of the forest area of the municipality.
The project, as explained by the Councilor for the Environment, Ramón López Escarabajal, involves the reforestation of the entire area affected by the ‘tomicus’ plague and from which the dry pines were removed in previous phases. Especially in the upper part of the site of the Hermitage and the adjoining areas, and will involve the creation of new sashes to retain water and the planting of native species. The mayor stressed that during these last four years “have been invested in the Sierra de Redován, between the City Council, the Provincial Government and Valencian Government, more than 400,000 euros.”
The amount of project amounts to 127,224.83 euros and the execution period is twelve months. Interested companies can submit their offers until June 10 to two in the afternoon at the Ministry of Agriculture, Environment, Change Climate and Rural Development. The announcement of the tender with all the details it is available in the Public Sector Contracting Platform.
Clara Ezcurra and Ramón López shed all the activities carried out in which the town has been disseminated throughout the national territory
The mayor of Youth, Tourism and Culture, Clara Ezcurra and the Councilor for Sports, Environment, Public Safety and Markets, Ramón López Escarabajal, today took stock of this mandate in which they have carried out numerous activities and actions that have put Redován in the spotlight as an example to follow in these matters. The mayor, Emilio Fernández, was in charge of presenting the work of both departments and said that “we have considered culture as one of the fundamental elements of the legislature, with initiatives that have given voice to citizens and, as regards security, the technical teams have been renewed to improve the quality of life of the neighbors “.
In Youth, Ezcurra has highlighted the commitment of the council for the summer trips to the water park, holding for the first time of Youth Day, at academic level holding the Cambridge exams at the institute and the youth information point about activities related to young people. The mayor has stressed that “the study room is almost ready 24 hours and soon all young people can enjoy.” And he has announced that an Escape Room will be held on March 16.
As for tourism, the mayor has highlighted the opening of hiking trails, as well as theatrical routes and gastronomic days with the collaboration of the Festera Board and Association of Hotel Owners. Likewise, a Christmas day has been celebrated without forgetting “the increase in tourism thanks to via ferrata”. Also around the culture there are numerous activities during the year and the person in charge of the area wanted to highlight “the Abarcas Desierto contest, cultural trips, carnivals, as well as the collaboration of the council in religious events such as Holy Week with the presentation of the poster and proclamation and processions “. One activity highlighted by Ezcurra has been ‘music in your bars’, bringing concerts and monologues through redován venues, as well as the Sacred Music Contest, a Halloween parade and the celebration in November of Santa Cecilia with a multitude of activities.
For his part, Ramón López Escarabal, highlighted in the Department of Markets the remodeling of the Plaza de Abastos “with improvements in accessibility, as well as piped music or the change of lights.” As for Environment “we have worked very hard with the theme of ‘tomicus destruens’ to solve this plague in which all affected pine trees have been cut and 1,000 performances of sashes and tree basins to retain the water and be able to plant.” Likewise, autochthonous plantations have been made. The mayor also highlighted the implementation of the urban garden in the center of the municipality and two Erasmus activities related to the Environment and thanks to which “students from up to five countries have come”.
On the other hand, in Citizen Security, Emergencies and Traffic has been remodeled the clothing and expanded the technical means, as well as the incorporation of more agents “and have covered all the seats that were available.” In addition, new units have also been set up for the Police Headquarters so that the agents “were in the best conditions”.
In addition, the mayor of Sports has explained that the artificial turf has been remodeled football field, as well as costumes, and so on. In addition, performances have been carried out in the indoor pool, “with more than 200 users”, remodeling of the changing rooms of the Los Pasos sports center, as well as the setting up of the Cantera Express environment, collaboration with the Climbing Club as well as the MTB Club.
Finally, López Escarabajal has highlighted the implementation of the Via Ferrata de Redován. “It has had a very important social, economic and tourist impact in the municipality and will be expanded to be the longest in Spain.”
The works include the installation of the localized irrigation, the extension of trails, as well as the improvement of the furniture in the leisure area
The mayor says it is a necessary action “because this place every time more people come to play sports or enjoy a day in the mountains”
The Municipal Natural Area La Sierra de Redován, and specifically the area of La Ermita, is going to undergo a landscape and environmental restoration that will allow the reforestation of the space and the installation of localized irrigation that guarantees the survival of the trees and shrubs that plant. At the same time they will improve the conditions of leisure, sports and leisure area, since La Ermita is already, “a place well traveled by athletes, hikers and people who enjoy a day of leisure in our mountains” , said the mayor of Redován, Emilio Fernández. The first mayor added that with the action to be carried out by the concessionaire of the potable water and sewerage service, Hidraqua, “the conditions for the users and for the Sierra itself will be improved, given that the vegetation” is very important to control the erosion, and in the case of Redován it is necessary after the loss of thousands of pines because of the plague of tomicus destruens. “
Fernandez made these statements during the presentation that took place at the City Council of Redován this morning, of the landscape intervention project of La Ermita, carried out by the author of the project, Clara Corpas. This has been the one in charge of degranar the performances that will carry out, “in which the water will play a very important paper since in the actuality carries out the irrigation of manual form and what sets out to install the located irrigation that ensures the success of the plantations. “
El alcalde de Redován, Emilio Fernández (i) y la autora del proyecto, Clara Corpas (d)
As for the restoration of the vegetation cover, we will bet on the recovery of the autochthonous vegetal formations, enhancing the species of the environment, although before carrying out the plantations, the garbage area will be cleaned and a selective land clearing will be carried out, eliminating the shrub invasive species or that are in poor condition and retaining the copies deemed appropriate, “said the technician.
With regard to the improvement of the space for its use by the public, Clara Corpas explained that the paths will be widened, connecting with the existing ones, and some viewpoints will be created in them “to be able to contemplate the landscape and rest during the walk, all of them with furniture to sit and shade trees area “. To complete the action, the placement of furniture with picnic tables, bicycles, railings, etc., always using natural materials that are integrated into the environment. The person in charge of the project has concluded that for Hidraqua it is very important to save water in areas such as the Vega Baja and respect and protection of the environment, and has specified that the action will have a deadline of three months once it is start up.
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