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Two million euros for the Salou smart city project

The "Salou Smart Tourist", will improve the services of the city

Salou. Costa Dorada. 14 September 2018. The Ministry of Economy and Enterprise has granted a grant of 2,059,050 euros, which contributes for the Smart Tourism project to be carried out within the convocation of the National Smart Territories Plan. The "Salou Smart Tourist" initiative incorporates a total of 12 components distributed in 4 areas of action: Tourism intelligence, visitor data, visitor support and sustainability and energy efficiency.

The project, which will have a planned execution of 2 years, will allow incorporating elements in the city, mainly of a technological nature, that allow a qualitative leap in the services that Salou offers its visitors and citizens, fully addressing its transformation of a Smart City, towards a Smart Destination.

Substantial increase in the number of charging points for electric vehicles, increase in the number of tourist webcams on the beaches, deployment of a sensor network to better understand the mobility of visitors and adapt service offers, generation of digital content, enhancing the Defined cultural routes (Salou 1900, Architecture of the 60, Villa Romana de Barenys, Iberian Village La Cella, Camino de Ronda, ...), a new mobile application specific to tourist services, are some of the components that make up the "Salou Smart Tourist" project.

Sustainability and energy efficiency aspects are not neglected, such as the monitored management of a set of landscaped areas and the remote management of the LED luminaires that will be installed on the seafront of Paseo Jaume I.

In the words of Mayor Pere Granados, "the objective is to turn Salou into an innovative tourist destination, consolidated on a cutting-edge technological infrastructure, which guarantees the sustainable development of the tourist territory, accessible to all, which facilitates the interaction and integration of the visitor with the environment and increase the quality of their experience in the destination and improve the quality of life of the resident ".

The project, presented from the area of ​​New Technologies of the City Council, and with the collaboration of the Tourist Board, is one of the only 2 projects, together with Lloret de Mar, subsidized in Catalonia, where the ministry will allocate 6 million euros, a total of 60 million at the state level.

In Salou, the budget for the project was 2,941,500 euros, of which the ministry subsidizes 70% (2,059,050 euros) and the rest is borne by the municipal budgets. This subsidy comes from the Ministry of Economy and Business through the public company Red.es and with the financing of the FEDER funds of the European Union.

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