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Ponta Delgada ,  November 19, 2019

Regional Government begins Thursday three-day visit to São Miguel Island

The Regional Government will begin Thursday a three-day visit to São Miguel, during which President Vasco Cordeiro, among other initiatives, will open several projects and visit various public and private investments in the island's economic and social areas.
On Thursday morning Vasco Cordeiro will presides over the opening of the 13th Iberian Meeting of Science and Technology Parks. He will then preside over the ceremony of laying the first stone of the "Double Tree by Hilton" hotel and visit the construction works of the International Hospital of the Azores, two private investments in the city of Lagoa.
During the afternoon, the President of the Government will preside over the ceremony of laying the first stone of the building that will house the Disability Support Centre, a renovation contract work representing an investment of about one million Euros. Moreover, he will open two water reservoirs for agriculture in the municipality of Nordeste: Cogumbreiro and Touril - Roça Brava.
Vasco Cordeiro will then receive the Association of Municipalities of São Miguel Island, ending this day with the Government's meeting with the Island Council.
On Friday morning, the President of the Government will preside over the opening ceremony of the refurbishment of Arrifes Health Unit, which serves about eight thousand health users.
Also, in the morning, Vasco Cordeiro will preside over the signing of a protocol between the Regional Secretariat for Health, São Miguel Island Health Unit, Municipal Authorities and the island's Vocational Training Schools. It is intended to extend school health to the vocational education on the island of São Miguel, similar to what already happens on other islands of the archipelago.
In the afternoon, the President of the Government will chair presentation of the report and the exhibition of film on the "Blue Azores" international expeditions. He will also open the headquarters of the Regional Office of ANAFRE - National Association of Parish Councils in Ponta Delgada. At the end of the day, he will preside over the opening session of the Regional Meeting of Youth Associations in Povoação.
On Saturday, the last day of this visit, Vasco Cordeiro will chair the ceremony for the granting of support to the rehabilitation of degraded housing as well as the signing of collaboration agreements with Parish Councils and protocols with Private Social Solidarity Institutions for the elimination of architectural barriers in the homes of the elderly and people with reduced mobility.
Also, this morning, the President of the Government will preside over the presentation of the project for the construction of the Cerebral Palsy Centre, an estimated investment of about four million Euros, and at the closing session of ANAFRE General Council. During the afternoon, he will chair the opening of Peixotos Agricultural Road in the municipality of Ribeira Grande, which will benefit 30 farms in an area of nearly 300 hectares.
The programme also includes meetings of the regional secretaries with various entities of São Miguel as well as visits to projects and ongoing investments, such as the east entrance to the town of Povoação, the remodelling of the wards at Divino Espírito Santo Hospital or the Aerobic Gymnastics Training Pavilion.
During this visit, the members of the Government will be available to receive the local population who wish pose their questions directly in two sessions to be held Friday in Nordeste and Saturday in Vila Franca do Campo.
The presentation of São Roque bypass road, the opening of a fast charging station for electric vehicles, the delivery of rescue and extrication equipment to Povoação firefighters and the presentation of the projects for the Escalvado and Lagoa do Fogo viewpoints are other points on the agenda of this visit.


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