Low pen­sions in the Va­len­cia re­gion

Costa Levante News - - NEWS -

News Staff Re­porter ON AV­ER­AGE, pen­sion­ers liv­ing in the Va­len­cia re­gion have a monthly pen­sion of €848.34, which is one of the low­est av­er­age pen­sions in Spain, and well un­der the na­tional av­er­age of €921.10.

Basque pen­sion­ers have the best pen­sions with an av­er­age of €1,143.35, while pen­sion­ers in Ex­tremadura have an av­er­age of €766.07, which is the low­est in Spain.

There are only three other re­gions that have av­er­age pen­sions over €1,000. These are Madrid (€1,088.09), As­turias (€1,057.68), and Navarra (€1,057.68).

There are 9.5 mil­lion pen­sion­ers in Spain draw­ing a pen­sion from the So­cial Se­cu­rity, and of these, 968,714 are in the Va­len­cia re­gion. THE COAT of arms of Ori­huela which lies in the bed of the Se­gura River in the city has been damaged again by ma­chin­ery re­mov­ing mud.

Coun­cil­lor for in­fra­struc­ture Juan Ig­na­cio López-Bas noted that it is painted on tiles and is ‘one of the most beloved sym­bols of the city’.

He ex­plained that it had been damaged ear­lier this year and was re­painted with a new de­sign a few months ago.

Ac­cord­ing to the coun­cil­lor, the Se­gura river and wa­ter au­thor­ity (CHS) had been in­formed at the time and the coun­cil had asked them to be care­ful dur­ing the mud re­moval project.

How­ever, work­ers still man­aged to spoil the new coat of arms.

The coun­cil­lor noted that the CHS would be asked to pay for the dam­age.

Photo: EFE

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