The Pla de Barris councilor, Jordi Martí and the president of the advisory council of this initiative, Oriol Nel lo, presented this Wednesday the second edition of the municipal project, which will run from January 2021 to 2024, and which will include a budget of 150 million euros (the same figure as the plan that was launched in the previous term).
In this new installment, the plan will extend to the neighborhoods of Verdum, Can Peguera, Turó de la Peira, La Prosperitat, El Carmel, Can Baró and Poble Sec.
“Now we will begin the participatory processes to start working on the different projects at the beginning of next year,” said Jordi Martí, who has defended a plan in which he considers that the Generalitat would have to be involved (in fact, it was when the Tripartite was in the Government when this initiative was created, then at the level of the whole of Catalonia) and that with the current crisis is more than justified.
Proceedings will continue at other points
The second installment of the plan, in addition to the seven new neighborhoods, also foresees interventions in those that have been part of the first edition. In this sense, in the neighborhood plans of Zona Nord, Trinitat, Roquetes, Trinitat Vella, Besòs, Maresme or in the Raval, action will continue to be taken in an “intensive” manner. In the case of the Bon Pastor, la Verneda, Gòtic sur, Sant Genís and la Teixonera plans and in the Marina a “maintenance” will be carried out.
Martí also took stock of the Pla de Barris 2017-2020. “By the end of the year it will be 95% executed,” said the mayor. In total, he explained, more than 600 actions have been carried out, of which 68% have been in the field of education and social rights. 73 works have been carried out, of which 11 have been in educational centers, 49 in public spaces and 13 are improvements or new equipment.
“We have spent 17 million euros in the rehabilitation of farms where before public policies had not managed to get through the door,” he stressed.