The Conselleria de Economía Sostenible has awarded grants worth 733.738,76 euros that are aimed at local administrations to finance renovation works in municipal markets.
These grants are part of the advance call for the 2021 financial year for aid in trade, consumption and crafts.
The objective is to increase competitiveness, innovation and quality in these markets by promoting the adaptation of infrastructures, and improving equipment, management and services.
The Minister of Sustainable Economy, Rafa Climent has explained that "we want to promote municipal markets for all that they entail, because they set the urban fabric, structure towns and cities and help to be a commercial benchmark".
The minister has stated that "we are committed to the survival of markets, which must compete with other commercial formats for the intangible and cultural values they represent, and for this reason we want to support the reforms they need to adapt to the needs of the new times and that consumers demand ".
Destination of the aid granted
A total of 30 municipalities will receive aid worth 733.738,76 euros to carry out either reforms in their municipal markets or to improve infrastructures for non-sedentary sales.
Of these, a total of 23 have been granted aid for the renovation of municipal markets, whose objective is the introduction or improvement of equipment or facilities that have a direct impact on commercial activity and the adaptation of the area adjacent to the municipal markets or urban areas of commercial concentration.
This is the case of the Dénia City Council, which will correspond to 16.355 euros of these grants for the reform of the Municipal Market.
The other 7 local entities will receive aid for the adaptation of the infrastructures necessary for the exercise of non-sedentary sales, through the introduction or improvement of equipment or facilities that directly affect commercial activity in harmonious coexistence in multifunctional spaces.