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Ponta Delgada ,  June 26, 2018

Refurbished Ponta Delgada Youth Hostel is important asset at the service of youth mobility in the Region, says Berto Messias

The Regional Assistant Secretary of the Presidency for Parliamentary Affairs stated today that the remodelling of Ponta Delgada Youth Hostel, an investment of nearly 700 thousand Euros, is an "important asset at the service of youth mobility" in the Azores.
Berto Messias spoke at the opening of this work. On the occasion, he stressed that it is a "symbolic moment that marks the remodelling of an iconic and historic building of Ponta Delgada and São Miguel Island," but also "a moment of great joy for the Azorean Government."
The Regional Secretary reiterated that the "greater the youth mobility between several islands of the Azores, the greater the social and territorial cohesion," an aspect that is "very important for the Government of the Azores."
Berto Messias pointed out that, with the completion of this work, "we have taken another important step towards the improvement of the Regional Network of Youth Hostels." According to him, they have provided "an active contribution to the path of growth and consolidation in the area of tourism."
On the other hand, the government official stated that this investment "concludes the upgrading works and public investment in the improvement of the Regional Network of Youth Hostels, which also has units on Terceira, Santa Maria, Pico (São Roque do Pico) and São Jorge (Calheta)."
In this context, the Regional Secretary emphasised the role played by Youth Hostels "in association with other public instruments," such as the Interjovem Card or the Bento de Góis youth mobility programme, which are part of a "political project geared towards youth."
As for the announced divestment of 51% of the shares held by the Autonomous Region of the Azores in "PJA - Pousadas de Juventude S.A." (Youth Hostels), Berto Messias highlighted the "important role that the private sector has played over the years." However, he warned that the Regional Government will "immediately set" its limits.
The Regional Secretary stressed that the Azorean Government wants "to ensure that the Network of Youth Hostels remains exactly like this: a network of Youth Hostels." According to him, it will continue to "play a role for a very specific niche market with a very specific social purpose of supporting and promoting youth mobility."
"The operation of the Network of Youth Hostels will have to be carried out by someone who is interested in the Azores, who understands the importance of youth mobility, who understands the importance of youth mobility within our islands and who respects the principles guiding European and international rules of youth hostels in Europe, in our country and in the Region," noted Berto Messias.


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