The Government delegate in Castilla y León, Virginia Barcones, visited the Leon municipality of Valencia de Don Juan, in León, this Sunday, invited by its mayor, Juan Pablo Regadera, to learn about the projects that the city council is going to carry out with the support finance from the Government of Spain and the Plan España Puede.
This council has received a grant of 2,873,000 euros from the Program to Promote the Rehabilitation of Public Buildings of local entities (PIREP Local) from the Ministry of Transport, Mobility and Urban Agenda (MITMA) for the reform of the House of Culture, a project that has a budget of 3.5 million euros.
As explained by the mayor, the action proposes a “comprehensive intervention” in this building inaugurated in 1983 and which is considered “the agora of Valencia de Don Juan” since it is a cultural and social meeting point, and headquarters of the municipal library, the music and dance school, the music band and the choir, in addition to hosting the assembly hall where various artistic and cultural events are held throughout the year.
The objective of the intervention is its modernization and comprehensive adaptation with an investment focused on energy efficiency and environmental sustainability.
The project proposes to intervene in the building envelope to make it climate sustainable, replace the exterior carpentry and eliminate the current gas boiler to be replaced by solar panels and aerothermal equipment.
Likewise, it is planned to allow the sectorization of the building and introduce intelligent telematic control.
The photovoltaic installation planned on the roof, as well as the rest of the planned facilities, will allow the complete elimination of the use of fossil fuels as well as the CO2 emissions of the building, with which the action will reduce the demand for energy by 60%. has estimated the mayor.
This comprehensive reform will also solve the problems of accessibility and fire behavior of the building, incorporating a new evacuation staircase.
“We are talking about a project of 3.5 million and an aid of almost 2.9 million, for which we are very satisfied since we have been granted almost the maximum subsidy (the maximum aid from PIREP is 3 million) and for Valencia de Don Juan is a very important and necessary work, since it is one of the most emblematic buildings for what it represents in the day-to-day life of our neighbors”, Regadera highlighted.
For her part, the delegate recalled that the Local PIREP is a call in competitive competition, for which she congratulated the Valencia de Don Juan City Council for presenting an “interesting, solid project, with a comprehensive and innovative approach” that has resulted chosen from hundreds of proposals submitted.
In this sense, he has also highlighted that Valencia de Don Juan has obtained almost the maximum aid allowed, and has congratulated them for doubling the requirements set out in the program in terms of energy efficiency, since the Local PIREP requires, for its financing, guarantee a 30% reduction in non-renewable primary energy consumption and this Leonese municipality foresees savings of more than 60%.
Taking advantage of her visit, the delegate also wanted to congratulate the municipality for its “commitment in the fight to eradicate gender violence”, since next week it is expected to officially sign its adherence to the VioGén protocol, the collaboration and coordination protocol between the State Security Forces and Corps and Local Police Forces for the protection of victims of gender violence.
This signature implies the inclusion of the municipality in the Comprehensive Monitoring System in cases of gender violence (VioGén), which implies the incorporation of its local police to this work tool launched by the Secretary of State for Security of the Ministry indoor.
This system allows, through a complete database, to know in real time the situation of the reported violence, carry out a personalized follow-up of each case, assess the risk that each victim has and establish, through an objective system and clear instructions that The appropriate protection measures are periodically updated based on the level of risk appreciated.
In Castilla y León there are about 60 municipalities integrated into the VioGén system, Castilla y León being the third community in number of incorporated municipalities, behind Andalusia and the Valencian Community.
In municipalities with more than 20,000 inhabitants, 100% are attached to VioGén and, in smaller ones, progress has been significant in recent years; In León, eight municipalities are members of VioGén: Astorga, Bañeza (La), León, Ponferrada, San Andrés del Rabanedo, Valencia de Don Juan, Villablino, and Villaquilambre.
In the first three quarters of 2022, 4,255 complaints of gender violence were filed in the community. Of these, 781 came from León.