The Junta de Andalucia has announced an emergency plan worth four-billions-euros to address the severe water shortages in the region.
The Junta de Andalucia’s president, Juanma Moreno, announced on Tuesday, October 24, that the regional administration has developed a four billion euro SOS plan to increase water resources and end the drought. The funds will be used between now and 2027 for construction projects and essential supply and critical security measures.
The President said that the continual water shortages are having a major effect on tourism and agriculture, two very important strategic sectors for the economy of the region.
Moreno also called on the EU to allow more flexibility with the use of Next-generation funds, as these could be used for more important projects.