Revive program «at cruising speed» has already secured 54 million euros in investment

Deputy Minister of Economy Pedro Siza Vieira said the Revive program is at "cruising speed" and said that the seven projects already awarded represent an investment of over 54 million euros.

 

"The ability we have had to put the Revive program at cruising speed, periodically launching tenders, receiving bids, appreciating bids, concluding contracts, is a remarkable job and we are very pleased with the pace of implementation," he said during the launch of the second. Revive Program in Lisbon.

 

The second edition includes national monuments such as the São José Monastery (Évora), the Torre Velha Fortress (Almada) and the Police Station (Almeida), as well as several public interest properties such as the Viscondessa Palace of Santiago do Lobão (Porto ), the Juromenha Fortress (Alandroal) and the Forte da Cadaveira (Cascais), as well as the Strategy and Studies Office of the Ministry of Economy, identified as the Pombalino Building in Praça do Comércio, where the presentation took place.

 

Other of the 15 properties are the Old Fort of Outão (Setubal), the Outeiro House (Paredes de Coura), the Almada Castle, the Vila Fernando Educational Center (Elvas), the House of Fardas (Estremoz), the Quinta do Cabo das Lezírias (Vila Franca de Xira), Church House (Mondim de Basto) and the Conde Dias Garcia Palace (São João da Madeira).

 

Pedro Siza Vieira reiterated that the purpose of this program is to make these properties «can be used again and be enjoyed by the Portuguese and those who visit Portugal, regardless of the occupation model they may have».

 

The Revive Program was launched in 2016, with 33 properties, and so far 17 contests have been launched. The first property rehabilitated under Revive, the São Paulo Convent in Elvas, opened to the public in June. It was also announced the launch of the public tender for the concession of Forte da Ínsua, in Caminha, and announced for the coming days the adjudication of the Barracks of Carmo, in Horta.  

 

The Revive Program promotes the rehabilitation and requalification of classified public properties that are unused through the concession to private for exploration for tourist purposes. It is a joint program of the areas of Economy, Culture and Finance.  

 

Revive is considered a case study in the recovery of public assets, and the export of this program model has already been promoted to Sao Tome and Principe, Brazil, Cape Verde, Mozambique and Angola.  

 

The Minister of Culture, Graça Fonseca, and the Secretary of State for Tourism, Ana Mendes Godinho, were also present at the session.  

 

 

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