The Spanish Government and the Xunta de Galicia have just agreed which initiatives will benefit from the 14.6 million euros for tourism sustainability plans in destinations, financed with Next Generation recovery funds. In this extraordinary call, nine projects were chosen out of a total of 19. The Cape Ortegal Geopark Project is one of them, after being proposed in September by the Diputación de A Coruña together with the programme for the revitalisation of the Fragas do Eume.
In the next few days the distribution of funds among the nine beneficiaries, all of them from the Galician coastal area, will be known, as well as the scores achieved by each of the proposals that will obtain funding, agreed by the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Tourism and the Xunta.
The Diputación de A Coruña proposed just two months ago to incorporate the plan for the Fragas do Eume and also the Cape Ortegal Geopark Project, quantifying in the latter case in 3.8 million euros the economic needs to carry out 40 actions over the next three years in order to structure – and support – the tourist offer and services of a geographical area that has been revealed in recent times as one of the greatest potential of the north of the State.
On the table of the Ministry and the Xunta were a total of 19 Galician projects of which were left out all those that did not reach the minimum assessment of 70 points, those who presented a lower budget than required or those who already had a tourism sustainability plan, as is the case of Viveiro. In addition, the Xunta also discarded the inland proposals, since the regional government competed in the state call with a strategy focused on the development of the coast. However, the Galician government has announced its intention to include them in the territorial calls for Enogastronomy, scheduled for 2022, and Thermal Villages and Historic Towns, scheduled for 2023.
The information available at the moment and that was made public this afternoon by the Xunta de Galicia, can be consulted at this link.