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The mayor asks the Minister of Agriculture for the million euros promised to repair the damage to rural roads by DANA (15/09/2020)

Pascual Lucas also calls on the Autonomous Community for support for the creation of the Cieza Peach IGP Regulatory Council.The councilor from Ciez, Pascual Lucas, accompanied by the Councilor for Agriculture and the Environment, Antonio Moya, met this Monday with the person in charge of the branch in the regional Executive, Antonio Luengo, Minister of Water, Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries and Environment.

The councilors of Cieza held this meeting to raise the counselor with various topics of interest for the development of agriculture in Cieza and important issues related to the Environment portfolio.One of the most important issues was the start-up of the Ascoy collector works, a claim that has already become historic in the municipality and that is causing innumerable damage to the residents.

Despite not being the competence of the Cieza City Council, the local government team has already made several advances to solve this problem, but the Administration that must put a final solution is the Autonomous Community of the Region of Murcia through the council that Luengo now leads.

The counselor explained that the wastewater from Ascoy will be collected towards the Los Prados impulse to carry out the pumping from there to the fixed machine, and has transferred that this first phase of the collector works is already being tendered and next December you can start that project.Rural roads to improve the agricultural sectorAnother of the topics discussed at the meeting was related to rural roads, a project in which the Corporation has been working since the previous legislature.

But the CARM has not yet begun the works of the second call for the 2014-2020 Rural Roads, financed with European funds, in which Cieza has approved two, the Cabezo Redondo road through Acebuche and the Soto de la Zarzuela road .

According to the counselor, these works have already been awarded and will also begin in December of this year.For his part, Mayor Lucas put on the table that Cieza has been left out of the third call for Rural Roads and says that "we do not understand how a municipality like Cieza that bets so strongly for the promotion and improvement of agriculture and being this the main economic engine of the city, has not been taken into account to be part of this new call for aid to keep its infrastructures in the best possible condition, since Cieza must remove 200 million kilos of peaches produced by Cieza agriculture " .Damages suffered by DANALikewise, the councilor and the councilor responsible for Agriculture have claimed not only to be part of this third call, but that the Community fulfill the promise it made through the Secretary General of Agriculture to the agricultural organizations of the town, COAG and UPA, which It consisted of investing in the rural roads of Cieza to repair the damage caused by DANA.Pascual Lucas and Antonio Moya have left in the council the memory of performance in these roads that was carried out on the occasion of DANA.

For his part, Antonio Luengo has promised to put his team to work to undertake these works.PGI of peach from Cieza for its commercializationOn the other hand, during the meeting, another of the topics on which it was explained that it is advanced was the file to obtain the Protected Geographical Indication (PGI) of the peach from Cieza.

At this time, as the mayor Moya has clarified, "after two months from the publication in the BOE and there being no impediment to the file, the process continues and now the next step is the publication of an order signed by the counselor so that the favorable decision is issued to the application for the registration of the Cieza peach PGI in the community registry in the denominations of origin (DO) and PGI, for subsequent submission to the ministry and thus achieve, at the end of this process, commercialize this stone fruit in the national market with the distinctive brand 'Peach of Cieza' ".The Councilor delegate for Agriculture says that, "despite Brussels having the last word, with these steps taken, it will be possible to market under this brand that is very important for Ciezan agriculture and our goal is that next season this is already possible.

".Olmeda de Maripinar, unique in EuropeFinally, the councilor, mayor and councilor spoke about a plan belonging in this case to the Environment area for which Luengo is also responsible.

It is the elmeda del Maripinar, in which the Regional Ministry of Roads and the City Council are also involved.The Consistory has a report from the company Doctor Arbol, specialized in investigation and management of trees for a global action, in which the preliminary risk of the Olmeda de Maripinar is discussed.

Despite the fact that these reports at a technical level processed by the departments and areas of both administrations, the City Council and CARM, are positive to start the work, the definitive step must be taken by the General Directorate of Roads with the favorable report of Medio Ambient.

For this reason, Mayor Pascual Lucas has asked the councilor for this last movement to "begin to make part of the project of the Urban Tree Plan, approved unanimously in plenary session for the new Green City that we want."The councilor and the councilor explained to the councilor that "this elm with these characteristics is the only one that remains in Europe, already registered in the Catalog of Singular Trees of the Region, and in addition it was already published in the BOE in 2016 that the Autonomous Community of the Region of Murcia was going to protect through a protocol of conservation and maintenance of the set of unique trees in the Region in which the elmeda del Maripinar was collected ".For his part, the counselor has promised to do everything in his power to process everything necessary and advance in the work, municipal sources point out.

Source: Ayuntamiento de Cieza

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