Ximo Puig defends the construction sector as an "engine of employment, wealth and sustainability" and bets on energy efficiency in housing

September 22, 2022
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The president of the Generalitat, Ximo Puig, has defended the construction sector as an "engine of employment, wealth and sustainability" and has opted for "more affordable" and energy efficient housing.

This was stated during his speech at the III National Housing Congress held in Valencia, organized by the Association of Developers and Builders of Spain (APCEspaña), in which he highlighted the support of the Generalitat to the sector to achieve efficiency energy and the decarbonisation of construction processes. 

In this regard, the president has indicated that the objective of the Consell is to ensure that buildings and neighborhoods "help us in the face of energy dependence" and has advocated installing renewables "in each building", both public and private. 

Similarly, the head of the Consell has advocated digitization through BIM technology; the transfer of knowledge from the university or technological institutes, to work on new materials or processes; the implementation of new training itineraries to reverse the lack of manpower; and the public purchase of innovation, from the Valencian Innovation Agency.

Ximo Puig has assured that the Valencian Community has been a "leading land" in the construction sector, and has opted to now lead "the transition towards a new paradigm". In this sense, he has shown the commitment of the Generalitat to be a "facilitating ally", and streamline initiatives that benefit this sector.

Housing initiatives

During the act, the president referred to the opportunity that European funds represent and recalled that the Valencian Community was one of the first to launch the Recovery, Transformation and Resilience Plan, with more than 200 million, Of which 124 million have been allocated to rehabilitation in built environments, 54 million to the construction of social rental housing on regional land, and another 51 million for the rehabilitation of public buildings.

In addition, he has referred to the Housing Plan 2022-25, which contemplates more than 240 million, and the execution of new lines such as the Conviure Plan, Recuperem Llars and the Irta Plan.

Finally, he has valued the designation of the Valencian Community as an Innovative European Region in Building, and has assured that it is the recognition of a "public-private ecosystem that advances in good practices".