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​Huge Investment to Fight Child Poverty in the Canary Islands

Huge Investment to Fight Child Poverty in the Canary Islands

The Canary Islands Government this week authorised the investment of three million euros distributed to municipalities for the Fight Against Child Poverty Programme.

The Ministry of Employment, Social Policies and Housing and the Canarian Federation of Municipalities have signed a General Protocol of Action to give continuity to carry out a series of programmes in Canary Islands Municipalities in the field of primary care social services.

The Ministry of Employment, Social Policies and Housing is also signing another action protocol with Fecam for the distribution of credits between the municipalities to reduce the poverty level of children from birth to 17 years, which relates to 17,754 vulnerable children.

Other initiatives announced this week include further investment for the Government of Fuerteventura to develop water storage infrastructures across the island involving four water storage facilities at a cost of 1.45 million euros. These funds with be used to improve the treatment of desalination plants of Corralejo and Gran Tarajal through the remineralisation of calcite beds of the desalinated water plants, costing 177,079 euros for each project.

The final announcement of new investment from the Canary Islands Government is the extension of contracts for cleaning services of the University Hospital and Doctor Negrin Hospital of Gran Canaria, and the Nuestra Señora de Candelaria Hospital in Tenerife, and the General Hospital in Fuerteventura for a total amount of 30 million euros.

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