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12.12.2017 12:38

PTS Creating Jobs

Granada's Health Science Technological Park (PTS) is “creating jobs and opportunities that must continue to be cultivated and supported as much as possible,” according to Teresa Jiménez, one of the MPs representing the Spanish Socialist Party (PSOE) in Andalusia's regional parliament. Ms Jiménez has also spoken of her confidence in the Park's future projects, like its expansion into the municipality of Ogíjares.

PSOE MPs during their visit to the PTS.

Teresa Jiménez visited the PTS Foundation along with fellow PSOE regional MPs Olga Manzano, Miguel Castellano and Javier Aragón, and the party's deputies Gregorio Cámara and Elvira Ramón. During the visit, Ms Jiménez said that the PTS is a “well-established” project that reflects the Andalusian government's commitment to “this business model in the province, which is already firmly established and demonstrates that knowledge can help boost economic development, wealth and employment.”

According to Ms Jiménez, the PTS project has been made possible thanks largely to the consistent support of, and synergies created between, the Andalusian government, the University of Granada, and public and private bodies. As a result, Granada is now Andalusia's leading province in job creation in R&D&I.

Speaking during her visit, Teresa Jiménez referred to the regional government's 8.4 million-euro funding boost to help the Park execute its viability plan and continue its development with the benefit of complete financial certainty. She also said that the PTS has already created more than 5,000 “good, stable” jobs, and remarked that the Park's facilities “are transforming the city.”

Moreover, Ms Jiménez said that the Park's expansion towards Ogíjares “will enable Granada to continue to be a leader in the fields of science, health and biotechnology, cutting-edge sectors that will help us emerge from the crisis in a better position.”

Meanwhile, PTS managing director Jesús Quero said that the planning application process for the Park's expansion into Ogíjares will be complete by the end of next year. The new section of the PTS will cover a surface area equivalent to 50% of the existing Park.