Sánchez announces that the Government will approve the declaration of emergency once the Tenerife fire is under control in order to recover the affected areas

President's News - 2023.9.1

The acting President of the Government of Spain, Pedro Sánchez, travelled to Tenerife on Monday to visit the areas affected by the fire that broke out on the island last Tuesday. Sánchez announced that once the fire has been brought under control, the Council of Ministers will approve the declaration of the area as seriously affected by a civil protection emergency, as a sign of the Executive's commitment to the reconstruction and recovery of the affected municipalities once the fire has been extinguished.

"The Government of Spain is going to get involved in the reconstruction, recovery and stabilisation of the day-to-day lives of the citizens affected in Tenerife", stressed the head of the Spanish Executive, who was accompanied by the president of the Canary Islands, Fernando Clavijo; the acting Minister for Industry, Trade and Tourism, Héctor Gómez; and the government delegate in the Canary Islands, Anselmo Pestana.

Pedro Sánchez highlighted the excellent level of cooperation, coordination and collaboration between all the public administrations involved in the work to contain and extinguish the fire. "I want the Government's presence on the island to be a testimony to the commitment of the State Administration and the Spanish people as a whole to the Canary Islands," he remarked.

Likewise, the acting President of the Government of Spain acknowledged the extraordinary work of the more than 600 troops and 17 air assets deployed in the area, as well as the civic commitment of all the island's citizens to deal with this emergency.

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