PSD to present housing package two days before the Government

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The PSD leader said he hopes that around the objectives that the party will defend “the necessary consensus can be generated so that these investments are no longer postponed.

The president of the PSD, Luís Montenegro, announced this Friday that the party will present on February 14 a package of measures for housing, two days before a Council of Ministers exclusively dedicated to this sector.

“I want the Council of Ministers to fulfill its task, which is to present its ideas, but we in the PSD will not wait, even before the 16th, on the 14th, we will present a very concrete package of measures,” said Luís Montenegro.

The PSD leader said he hopes that around the objectives that the party will defend “the necessary consensus can be generated so that these investments are no longer postponed.

“I deeply regret that we come to this day and the financing opportunities, notably opened by the RRP [Recovery and Resilience Plan], also in housing, are so delayed, so postponed, as is unfortunately the hallmark of today,” he said.

On the sidelines of a visit to the 44th Serra da Estrela Cheese Fair, in Celorico da Beira, Guarda, the PSD leader also hoped that the Government would “move from words to deeds” with regard to measures for the housing sector.

“We, for many years now, have been seeing the presentation of ideas, of goals, even of a national strategy for housing, but things are not coming to the ground,” he accused.

Luís Montenegro pointed out that “there is a lack of supply in the housing market, both for acquisition and for rental, prices are unaffordable all over the country, not only in the more urban areas and more on the coast.

The social-democrat leader, who spent the week in the district of Guarda, in the initiative “Feel Portugal”, said that he was “often confronted by people who complained about the costs for accommodation”.

“This strategy is also fundamental for our future. It is not possible to retain our talents, our young people, in Portugal, it is not possible to have policies to welcome immigrants, foreign labor as we need today if we do not have decent housing to provide for them,” he argued.

Luís Montenegro also addressed the issue of the Portuguese airline, starting by expressing the hope that “the Portuguese Parliament will fulfill its task of scrutiny and oversight” in order to “ascertain what has happened in TAP in recent years” and said that the PSD has “availability” for clarification.

“And to know, namely, what are the consequences of what was an incomprehensible, not to say absurd, decision by Doctor António Costa and the PS government to renationalize a company that was privatized in the majority of its capital,” he added.

Montenegro also said he hoped that “the government can bring the privatization process to a successful conclusion, apologizing to the Portuguese for the 3.2 ME that were directly and objectively the responsibility of the PS (?) and all those involved in this process, which was a disaster” and “a political and financial crime for Portugal”.

On what was the last day in the district of Guarda, as part of the PSD program “We are Portugal”, Luís Montenegro, in a way of balance, said that “the country has a future” but “we must have hope and believe in all regions of the country”.

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