The prime minister, ministers and secretaries of state are all in the Algarve for a two-day tour (March 1 and 2) of the region as part of a new government programme entitled ‘Governo + Próximo’ (Closer Government).
“These will be two days to work with and for the people of the Algarve,” said PM António Costa at the laying of the first stone of 49 houses which will be built in Montenegro (Faro) for local families in need.
Multiple governments have been criticised for ‘forgetting’ about the Algarve when it comes to making important investments, something the PM admitted is the case.
“Some of us have the rare privilege of holidaying in the Algarve and do not often think about the people who live, study and work in the Algarve year round and need housing, healthcare, mobility and a right to safety,” the prime minister told reporters.
One of the highlights of the tour will be this Thursday’s Council of Ministers, which will be held in the Algarve and is due to take place at 9.40am at the CCDR Algarve headquarters in Faro.
The full programme of the governmental tour can be found online at https://www.portugal.gov.pt/