Dutch public health conference
Recently, 150 pensioners took part in a “National Health Service Conference for Dutch people” at La Nucía’s Auditori de la Mediterrània.
The event was organised in collaboration with the Dutch Embassy and La Nucía council.
The chairman of the Foreign Dutch Pensioners Association, as well as the embassy’s social issues department, Dutch consul in Alicante Eric Durieux, and local foreign residents councillor Bart Gommans also attended the event.
During the conference many topics concerning the Dutch population were addressed, such as the Dutch NHS for expats and fiscal issues.
Many questions were posed about the compatibilities between the Spanish and Dutch health systems.
Dutch residents were encouraged to register on the Padrón municipal register, as a first step in obtaining access to public health in Spain. LA XARA'S long-awaited new primary school is a step closer to becoming a reality, assures parish committee leader Maite Pérez. The full plans should be on the table by August at the latest.
Once they are put into action, pupils will no longer have to take classes in portokabins, suffering freezing temperatures in winter, stifling heat in summer, or acoustics giving them headaches year-round.
Sra Pérez admits if the existing school site had been redeployed, the new one would be in use by now, but it turned out to be unsuitable.
The alternative site is big enough to allow for future expansion if needed, and the old complex will become a community hall and sports grounds.
According to Sra Pérez, the brand-new centre will be in operation before the next local elections in May 2019 and the works may even start later this year.
La Xara pupils have been stuck in pre-fab classrooms awaiting a new primary school building for so long that many young adults who have long since graduated from university remember joining protests over the delays alongside their parents and teachers. By Jo Pugh THREE opposition parties in Teulada-Moraira have challenged town hall plans to privatise the urban cleaning and rubbish collection service.
RED, PSPV and Compromís have contested plans adopted by the Partido Popular to end the agreement with the current cleaning company, Teumo Serveis Publics SL, as they consider the decision is “lacking political, legal, economic and practical fundamentals”, and furthermore, the PP has not given “a single reasonable explanation” for the reason for the change.
The privatisation was announced last month by the Partido Popular, with the tender available for a 12-year contract, with the possibility of an extension for two years.
The representative for Compromís pointed out that the annual cost of the contract would be €2.6 million plus IVA, which means that the proposed contract at totals at least €36.4m plus IVA over the 12 years.
He then stressed that the proposal submitted for council approval did not contain the necessary reports required to proceed with the privatisation.