Asbestos removed from 31 Algarve schools

Asbestos – the potentially harmful building component still found in many buildings across the country – will be removed from 31 schools in 13 Algarve boroughs, announced the government.

Minister for Territorial Cohesion Ana Abrunhosa says councils will have the funding needed to complete the works before the start of the next school year.

The project will also help attenuate the “devastating effects” the pandemic has had on employment, giving the construction sector a much-needed boost, adds Prime Minister António Costa.