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Rodriguez Fraga has presented an interactive directory of small and medium businesses open during the current crisis 

Adeje’s residents will be able to check in real time what businesses are open or closed, the services they are offering, delivery options, where they are, opening hours and payment facilities

The Adeje small
and medium enterprises (PYMES) and the public in general, now have an
interactive tool at their disposal giving them instant information regarding
the services on offer, hours of business, delivery and payment options, etc.

The online
directory, created by the council’s department for economic development and the
communications division, was presented by the borough mayor José Miguel
Rodríguez Fraga to a representative of CEST, the South Tenerife businesses
circle, President Roberto Ucelay.  The meeting was also part of an ongoing
round of contacts that the mayor is working on to know, firsthand, the state of
the business and social networks in the borough, and in that way take the most
appropriate and necessary measures needed to fight the affects of the economic
crisis the borough is suffering.

To develop the
tool meant contact with and the participation of the majority of the PYMES in
Adeje, and the online resource is still open to anyone who wishes to apply to
be included.  Councillors Manuel Luis Méndez and Raquel Rodriguez
explained that the most complicated part of the creation of this tool had been
“verifying the data and that each of the companies included were, in fact,
still operational, and happy to be included”.  The mayor, for his part,
reminded people that this is an open list and “it can grow and add more
businesses that are open to the public or wish to reopen in the coming days and
weeks”.

The system
allows users, via the municipal webpage, chose which type of service they are
looking for, and then choose from the list those, for example, who do home
deliveries, or check which are open and when, or those who are happy to meet
your needs without the shop being actually open to the public.  When you
have chosen you will have a contact number, hours of work, payment options etc.
And over the coming days the tool creators hope to simplify the process
somewhat and also create a permanent App. The link is http://www.adeje.es/contenido/3118

The meeting with
the CEST representative also served as a useful information exchange point, the
mayor finding out directly about the economic situation in the sector, locally
and island-wide, that is of such importance to us –tourism.  The Adeje
councillor for tourism Adolfo Alonso, was also present, and they listened to
the news from Ucelay regarding the economic damage the crisis is doing to local
businesses belonging to his organisation and the demands from members for
measures to alleviate the potential destruction of local employment.
  CEST say the sector “can be saved if a battery of measures from
councils and other administrations are applied, measures relating to payment of
local taxes or the speeding up of certain bureaucratic matters that will help
businesses return as soon as possible to productive levels”.

For his part
Rodriguez Fraga expressed his worry at the current situation, but said he sees
some reasons to be positive and work towards economic recovery.   The
mayor said his primary concern is the social emergency, but that “one of the
best ways to combat this social crisis was to attack the economic crisis and
protect employment, jobs”.  He said we have to work on the regeneration of
the commercial network as that is how we create jobs for people in Adeje who
are suffering because they have no resources.  “We have to put people
first, but also worry about businesses and the self-employed who are in
difficulty, look to when we can create jobs and when the people have the
resources they need to live with dignity, and when we reactivate the
economy…it’s a circle that we have to care for”, he said.

The mayor is
continuing with a series of meetings, always respecting the measures regarding
safe and healthy distances between all participants, “looking at actions we
need to take regarding training, employability, projects which serve to improve
our services to the people of Adeje, and improve our public spaces”, concluded
the mayor.