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New Monchique Air Means Center is one of three in the Algarve

Monchique fireThe president of the Algarve Regional Coordination and Development Commission (CCDR) participated in the working visit to the works of the new Monchique Air Means Center this week, an eligible investment of 1.3 million of euros, under the INTERREG VA Spain – Portugal Cross-Border Cooperation Operational Program (POCTEP), under the responsibility of the Municipality of Monchique.

Within the scope of the Iberian Center for Research and Fight against forest fires (CILIFO) project, which includes the Junta de Andalucía, the Municipalities of Loulé, Monchique, Tavira and the Algarve Intermunicipal Community (AMAL), under the coordination of CCDR Algarve, the regional fire prevention structure will also have two more centers in Loulé and Cachopo (Tavira).

According to a note from the CCDR, the CILIFO project, with a total budget of 24.6 million, of which 75% is financed by POCTEP, aims to reinforce cooperation between forest fire prevention and extinguishing devices in the Alentejo-Euroregion area.
Algarve-Andalusia (EURO AAA), promote the creation of sustainable employment in the territory, reduce the economic cost of fires through the creation of a rural economy linked to the landscape and improve the response capacity in preventing and combating fires, for which these three centers were considered strategic investments.
The center is to open it doors mid 2024.
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