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Recovery and Resilience Plan highlighted at Lisbon Metropolitan Council meeting

The Recovery and Resilience Plan (PRR), particularly with regard to its implementation through the Metropolitan Support Plan for Disadvantaged Communities and the Housing Action Plan, was highlighted at the meeting of the Lisbon Metropolitan Council, which met on August 25 at the headquarters of the Lisbon Metropolitan Area.

In general, the members of the Lisbon Metropolitan Council believe that it is necessary to obtain a longer deadline to implement the RRP and to speed up the formal aspects, including those related to public procurement.

Given the urgency in implementing the plan, the viability of the solution put forward by the government - to allow the exceptional design/construction regime in housing, which can allow tenders to be launched and contracts to be signed with greater simplification, debureaucratization and flexibility in public procurement procedures - is considered important by the municipalities, so that the planned works can be carried out within the deadlines stipulated by the PRR.

In the field of transport and mobility, the chairman of the board of directors of TML - Transportes Metropolitanos de Lisboa gave an update on the Carris Metropolitana road transport public service contracts underway in areas 3 (Almada, Seixal and Sesimbra) and 4 (Alcochete, Moita, Montijo, Palmela, Setúbal and Barreiro), and in preparation in the remaining areas 1 (Amadora, Oeiras and Sintra) and 2 (Loures, Mafra, Odivelas and Vila Franca de Xira), where they will start operating in January 2023.

The meeting also approved changes to the staff map and the 2022 budget of the Lisbon Metropolitan Area.

Responding to a request from the Ministry of Infrastructure and Housing, the Lisbon Metropolitan Council also approved the appointment of António Santos Caracol as a director on the boards of APL - Administração do Porto de Lisboa and APSS - Administração dos Portos de Setúbal e Sesimbra.

The Metropolitan Council, according to the statute of inter-municipal entities, is the decision-making body of the Lisbon Metropolitan Area, made up of the mayors of the 18 municipalities that make up the metropolitan area (Alcochete, Almada, Amadora, Barreiro, Cascais, Lisboa, Loures, Mafra, Moita, Montijo, Odivelas, Oeiras, Palmela, Seixal, Sesimbra, Setúbal, Sintra and Vila Franca de Xira).

Updated on 1/09/2022
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