The Community gives new impetus to the Agri-Food and Transport City of the Region of Murcia by obtaining 4,957,691 euros from the European Union for the development of the secure truck parking area project called SAFE4TRUCK. The amount of this European co-financing of the 'Connect Europe' (CEF) mechanism represents 50 percent of the investment valued at 9.91 million euros (VAT not included).
MURCIA, 9 (EUROPA PRESS)
The Community gives new impetus to the Agri-Food and Transport City of the Region of Murcia by obtaining 4,957,691 euros from the European Union for the development of the secure truck parking area project called 'SAFE4TRUCK'.
The amount of this European co-financing of the 'Connect Europe' (CEF) mechanism represents 50 percent of the investment valued at 9.91 million euros (VAT not included).
The acting Minister of Development and Infrastructure, JOSÉ RAMÓN DÍEZ DE REVENGA, explained that "this area, which aspires to be a benchmark for safe and secure parking in the Region of Murcia and in the southeast of Spain, responds to the growing interest of companies in the establishment of new parking areas that meet safety and security requirements".
He has ensured that the area will have a positive impact in improving the working conditions of drivers. In addition, it will increase your safety during the trip and also create an attractive and suitable environment for drivers.
"The Autonomous Community has also obtained 14 million euros for the development of the intermodal terminal and the railway connection of the Agri-Food and Transport City of the Region of Murcia", stressed Díez de Revenga, who pointed out that "the financial backing obtained to date shows that the entire Agri-Food and Transport City project is a priority both for the trans-European transport network and for the Region of Murcia, which will connect it with the Mediterranean Corridor".
The regional manager has highlighted that "this project will put the Region of Murcia at the forefront of national and international logistics and will entail an investment of 215 million euros of mixed capital", and recalled that it is included in the Social Pact of Infrastructures, as a strategic infrastructure to generate prosperity and growth in the Region.
The Agri-Food and Transport City is projected as a platform specializing in the management of transport and storage of agricultural and food goods, mainly with refrigerated transport, which is destined to become the great logistics node of the Spanish Southeast.
The current state of processing of the logistics area located in the municipality of Murcia, close to the district of Sangonera la Seca and the municipality of Alcantarilla, is very advanced, with the planning definitively approved, and the environmental impact overcome. In addition, the expropriations are in process and the urbanization project drawn up.
The Secure Truck Parking Area has been designed to be certified at EU Parking 'Gold' level, and will be a key part of the Agri-Food and Transport City by offering secure parking for sector workers and making the area more attractive to companies throughout the European Union.
It will have 415 parking spaces for heavy goods transport vehicles and an area of 8.8 ha, and site zoning for general goods transport vehicles, refrigerated vehicles, flammable vehicles and non-flammable dangerous vehicles.
The project, whose execution period will be 25 months, starting its construction at the end of 2023, aims to improve the parking capacity of goods in the southeast of Spain and address the growing challenges related to the safety and working conditions of the drivers.