The Government will approve next week, foreseeably on Wednesday, in the Council of Ministers the agreement between Transport and Defense for the acquisition of the land on which the 20,000 public homes announced by the President of the Executive, Pedro Sánchez, will be built.
This is how the Minister of Transport, Mobility and Urban Agenda (Mitma), Raquel Sánchez, has advanced this Thursday in an interview on RNE collected by Europa Press.
"It will be in the next Council of Ministers where the Government will give an account of this distribution of these defense lands", as announced by Sánchez, who has also stated that there are already lands that "are prepared, that are finalists and that can be made available disposition in a more immediate way".
Likewise, the head of Transport has considered that this agreement, which "is already finalized with Defense" is "another instrument to be able to constitute and form a true public housing park".
In any case, Robles has detailed that the agreement involves the purchase of the land by the Sepes (State Land Entity) from the Ministry of Defense, since the law does not allow the transfer without economic consideration.
These are areas that are no longer in use by the Ministry of Defense or are of interest for national defense. Moreover, they represent a significant economic burden for Defense due to their maintenance, as revealed this Wednesday in the corridors of Congress by the Defense Minister, Margarita Robles.
The sale, agreed after "months" of negotiations between the Sepes and the Defense Housing Institute (INVIED), will allow the Armed Forces to dedicate that money to "national defense needs", Robles commented.
"The Law does not allow the Defense to assign the land for free, but rather it must necessarily receive a consideration," insisted the minister, who has advanced that it is land distributed throughout "the entire national territory."