Montes regrets that Alicante is "the last" in State investments and criticizes the "inexplicable infrastructure deficit" in the south
ALICANTE, 28 Sep. (EUROPA PRESS) -
The Minister of Innovation, Industry, Commerce and Tourism, Nuria Montes, has announced a collaboration agreement with the Institute of Economic Studies of the Province of Alicante (Ineca) to carry out a study on how a transfer of knowledge in Artificial Intelligence can be made to Alicante companies.
This was reported this Thursday by the Minister after attending the Ineca executive committee, which was held at the Terra Natura Benidorm facilities (Alicante), as indicated by the Generalitat and the institute in separate statements.
Montes has pointed out that his Ministry will collaborate with Ineca to study how a transfer of knowledge in the field of artificial intelligence can be carried out to companies in the province, as well as to know the needs they have in this matter so that companies know what is being done. in AI, with practical success cases that are applicable to improve your competitiveness.
The councilor has stated that meeting the training needs of companies will be "a priority for this Government." "We are concerned about unemployment and at the same time there are problems in finding workers, for which it is also necessary to have an educational responsibility when it comes to understanding work as something in which we must be proactive," Montes stressed. In this regard, she has defended that they do not believe "in a subsidized society, but in a society that works and invests."
Likewise, he has asserted that the province of Alicante "cannot continue to be the last one in State investments for even one more minute." "The infrastructure deficit that exists in the south of the Valencian Community is inexplicable," he lamented.
In this sense, Miguel Hernández mentioned the Alicante-Elche airport, "with 16 million passengers and no rail connection." "This Council will be especially vindictive with all the grievances that have accumulated in our territory, and that have caused us a competitive disadvantage despite which businessmen have managed to consolidate a successful model," he maintained.
Furthermore, Montes has referred to the "impulse" that the Ministry will give to have "advanced legislation and to initiate processes regarding the tourism industry and commerce" to develop activities. "The 'president', Carlos Mazón, has told us from the first moment that this is a community open to investment and we are going to roll out the red carpet for all investments. We must have industrial land and logistical land prepared, because if not, companies will go somewhere else," he emphasized.
Likewise, it has opted to advance "in terms of sustainability and energy sovereignty", while the administration "works to simplify procedures for companies and pave the way for them to generate wealth."
"This includes the 99 percent bonus on the inheritance and donation tax, which will allow many parents to help their children start a business and create an open ecosystem where everyone is welcome. That is our idea of the province and the Community. ", Has expressed.
For his part, the president of Ineca, Nacho Amirola, has highlighted the center's previous collaborations with the Department of Innovation and has made available the institute's studies, which in his opinion "reflect the constant loss of per capita income, which today is 12 points lower than the Spanish average".
Likewise, he has pointed out the "need" to promote "key sectors" such as tourism and real estate, which "have been greatly penalized in the past", and to recover competitiveness with respect to the national average in sectors such as industrial and agricultural sector, which "year after year decrease their contribution to the national GDP and increase unemployment".
"It is essential to set these objectives and address in a committed and real way levers that are essential to undertake them," he claimed, while mentioning "essential" infrastructure, such as the Torrellano bypass, connecting the airport by rail and building the second runway. , the third lanes (Elche-San Juan and Elda-Monforte), duplicate the N332 to Torrevieja, complete the Alicante-Valencia AVE and maintain the transfer.
Likewise, he has asked to "accelerate" the works that are the responsibility of the Generalitat, both road and railway, and has insisted on the need to promote the industrial areas of the province, considering it essential to have industrial land in quantity and quality and to promote the practical application of innovation and AI to the main productive sectors.