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Financial Aid for Those Affected by Fires in Gran Canaria


Financial Aid for Those Affected by Fires in Gran Canaria

The Government of Gran Canaria this week began the distribution of financial aid to those affected by the fire in September 2017.

In total, there are 828,000 euros that will go mainly for damage to agricultural infrastructures. The Government plans to invest 10 million euros to repair the damage caused by the fire over the next two years.

Representatives of the Government of Gran Canaria and the Municipalities of San Mateo and Tejeda visited some of the affected areas to announce the beginning of the distribution of funds to meet the needs of local residents.

It has taken the Government five months to process these claims for damages to agricultural infrastructure, and for damage to houses and for the loss of animals.

These municipalities suffered the most from the fire last September, and say they value the collaboration between administrations.

The Mayor of San Mateo, Antonio Ortega, used this occasion to ask to cut the trees that still stand after being burned. The Government’s experts have analysed the damage of soil erosion, and will shortly present a plan to reforest the affected areas.

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