The general secretary of the GPP has described as "a poisoned gift, the desalination plants that Mrs. Narbona and the Socialist Party made to my province"
- He assures that "they are useless infrastructures for the people of Castellón, dilapidated for the Town Halls and that they are oversized"
- "If Mrs. Narbona or the PSOE had a minimum of respect for Castellón and for the affected municipalities they would apologize for this waste, which the people of Castellón have ended up paying," he lamented
- Martínez Mus asks that they be "paid in full by the State so that no Local Administration should bear the costs derived from their construction"
The secretary general of the PP in the Senate and senator for Castellón, Salomé Pradas, has assured today in the session of the Ecological Transition Commission of the Chamber, that she hopes that, “once and for all, justice will be done and the the affected municipalities of the province of Castellón have to bear the cost of the poisoned gift of the desalination plants that Mrs. Narbona and the Socialist Party made to my province ”. Pradas was referring to this in the debate on a PP motion that has been debated in the aforementioned House Commission and that has also been defended by the popular senator from Castellón, Vicente Martínez Mus. The secretary general of the popular in the Senate recalled that, in 2004, the socialist government of Zapatero repealed the National Hydrological Plan for ideological reasons and unilaterally. "A Plan that contained for our province and the Levantine region the solution to the lack of water and the drought," he remarked. Thus, Pradas also recalled that the then socialist minister, Cristina Narbona -current president of the PSOE- said that "the first drops of water will reach the Valencian Community with an alternative plan." “And that alternative plan consisted of building two desalination plants in my province, in Castellón; useless infrastructures for the people of Castellón, dilapidated for the municipalities and that are oversized, which have been put into operation in a forced way ”, he emphatically remarked. To get an idea of this "fiasco", Salomé Pradas has indicated that with this money from the desalination plants, 24 schools could have been built; to which it adds that the courts are investigating the alleged irregular financing of the PSOE, through payments for advertising these desalination plants, a matter addressed in an Investigation Committee in this Chamber. In this sense, Salomé Pradas has highlighted the advertising campaign on desalination: 'The sea, inexhaustible source of life', which cost the public coffers 7.5 million euros; “An advertising campaign investigated within the ACUAMED case”. THE PROBLEM WAS CREATED BY THE PSOE AND THE PSOE MUST RESOLVE IT "If Mrs. Narbona or the PSOE had a minimum of respect for Castellón and for the affected municipalities they would apologize for this waste, which the people of Castellón have ended up paying," he emphatically added . Salomé Pradas has assured that “it must be the Ministry of Ecological Transition who assumes the costs derived from the construction, start-up, and amortization of the desalination plants; because if not, it will mean the bankruptcy of the municipalities affected, due to the high cost of the royalties ”. The initiative of the popular in the Senate requests the Government, as Martínez Mus has explained, “to initiate the appropriate procedures so that the desalination water infrastructures belong totally to the public hydraulic domain of the State and, consequently, its infrastructures, facilities and implementation are fully paid for by the State so that no Local Administration should bear the costs derived from its construction. ”Similarly, the PP senator for Castellón has indicated that this initiative asks that“ the State will modify in the In the same sense, all the agreements signed with City Councils that entail the assumption of the cost of the amortization of the infrastructures by the municipal entities, which must be fully assumed by the State ”.