The Councilor of Archaeological Sites advocates to continue the efforts being developed by his department to attend the line of public aids that allow to enhance "La Bastida", municipal property;
and maintain collaboration with the UAB
The councilor of Archaeological Sites, Juan José Cánovas, pleads to continue the efforts that his department has been developing for months to attend the line of public aid, promoted by the Autonomous Community, that allow to enhance the archaeological site "La Bastida", municipal property;
and maintain the institutional collaboration with the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB) for its enhancement.
The mayor explained, at a press conference, that the collaboration of the City Council with the UAB is "acceptable" within the economic possibilities that exist in the municipal coffers, financing the stay of archaeologists and taking charge of other expenses of maintenance, conservation, security and cleaning of the archaeological park.
Juan José Cánovas reported that the Local Government Board yesterday approved the justification for the extraordinary municipal subsidy of 6,500 euros that was entered last May under a collaboration agreement signed with the educational entity;
and he recalled that the municipal support line for the security of the site is maintained for an amount that amounts to more than 100,000 euros.
He acknowledged that economic problems "condition" the activity of the management of the City but defended the "effort" that has been made of the municipal budget to maintain, in the best possible way, this site facing "normal and extraordinary" issues.
He also reported on the steps taken by his Council for months with the owners of the deposits of the Strip of the Canvas, The Heads and the Roman ruins of Luis Martínez González Street, which, he said, "is at the expense of the appraisal of the technical reports of the Department of Urbanism to become municipal heritage, thus being able to opt for the line of public aid for its value ".
He also commented that his Council is preparing a project-memory to qualify for the call for grants promoted by the Directorate General of Cultural Assets of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism with a maximum of 100,000 euros per city council for each project.
To this, as reported by the mayor of Archaeological Sites, can only concur the municipalities with deposits of municipal property, and in which case the Consistory totanero should contribute 10% of the amount of the project for rehabilitation, consolidation and enhancement actions of the same.
In this regard, Cánovas added that, since it is the only municipal heritage site, the aid obtained will be tendered for execution following criteria of competitive competition under the parameters set out in the law, as has occurred with the rehabilitation actions of the Juan de Uzeta Fountain.
Similarly, he noted that his department has been working since the beginning of the legislature in the hands of the Directorate General of Cultural Assets in this matter;
and said that in the coming months the Ministry of Culture plans to publish subsidies for subsidies in more precise research and excavation in archaeological sites, for what the City is going to bet so that these jobs can be awarded to the UAB.
The councilor of Archaeological Sites added that his department will work so that, through the employment programs offered by the Employment and Training Service of the Autonomous Community, three people are permanently hired at the archaeological site that can be made maintenance and conservation work in "La Bastida" in order to enhance the public archaeological heritage of Totana.
He also defended the idea that "La Bastida" be projected within the program of visits that the company "Conexión Cultura" manages jointly with other places of tourist interest for visitors and the hospitality services that lend themselves to enhance cross-cutting sectors such as commerce, crafts and hospitality in Totana.