Portimão is investing 5 million euros in schools with help from the European Union

President of CCDR do Algarve was in Portimão yesterday

Portimão is investing five million euros in the renovation of eight schools in the municipality, a financial effort that will be reimbursed in about 3 million euros by European Union funds.

School establishments in this municipality of Barlavento were visited yesterday by José Apolinário, president of the Algarve Regional Coordination and Development Commission (CCDR), managing entity of the CRESC Algarve 2020 Operational Program, under which the works are co-financed.

In all, support for the requalification and construction of schools in thirteen municipalities in the region has already been approved. The investments, which have a global value of 27 million euros, will be reimbursed in 18,6 million euros by European funds, "mainly under execution in the years 2021 and 2022, coming from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF)" .

In the case of Portimão, the major works that were visited yesterday are the rehabilitation of the 2,3 Professor José Buísel Basic School (3,4 million euros in investment), currently underway, and the remodeling and expansion of the Kindergarten of Montes de Alvor (454 thousand euros), work already completed.

«At the same time, the municipality applied for six interventions for the remodeling and modernization of the Basic Schools of the 1st Cycle of Chão das Donas, Coca Maravilhas and Major David Neto and for the removal of asbestos in the Basic Schools of the 2nd and 3rd Cycles Júdice Fialho and D. Martim Fernandes and D. Martim Fernandes and at the Manuel Teixeira Gomes Secondary School”, according to the Algarve's CCDR.

With the applications made, Portimão guaranteed "a contribution of approximately three million euros from European funds".