The costs of public works increase 1,200 million in one year due to the increase in the cost of materials

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The costs of public works They have increased by more than 1,200 million euros in the last year due to the progressive increase in prices of raw materials at an international level, according to the Association of Construction Companies and Infrastructure Concessionaires (Seopan).

The president of Seopan, Julián Núñez, has assured that the cost of supplies that buys a company to carry out any type of work, which represents 37% of its total cost, has increased its value by 54% in the last year.

Specifically, all this has generated a additional cost for the sector of 20%, which represents about 1,200 million if the volume produced in Spain each year by civil works (6,000 million) is taken as a reference, as explained by Núñez during his speech this Monday at the Mobility Observatory organized by El Español and Invertia .

The president of the employers’ association of large construction companies and infrastructure concessionaires has asked for “urgent solutions” to the Government to face a problem that affects the sector at a critical time for economic recovery and job creation, and that may put at risk the fulfillment of projects promoted with European funds, according to reports Efe.

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Regarding the future charging system for the road network proposed by the Government, Núñez has asked that this be “something more than a mere mechanism to cover the cost of road maintenance», Since it represents an opportunity to modernize the country’s infrastructures.

To do this, he has defended the need to increase the palliative measures to help the transport sector, improve the “unfortunate” situation in Spain with regard to electric charging infrastructures and “update our infrastructures”, which have a deficit of 7,000 million.

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Finally, Núñez has assured that the construction sector does not have a labor problem, although he has proposed using European funds to promote the new trades that will have to be promoted in the sector to carry out energy and physical rehabilitation.

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