LISBON, Feb. 23 (Xinhua) -- Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Costa announced on Tuesday that the Recovery and Resilience Plan (PRR) will allocate 4.6 billion euros (5.59 billion U.S. dollars) to companies in the country over the next 5 years, according to a video published on the government's website.
As stated by Costa, there will be around 1.2 billion euros (around 1.47 billion dollars) for the reindustrialization agendas, 1.25 billion euros (nearly 1.52 billion dollars) for the capitalization of companies and 370 million euros (449.7 million dollars) to support job creation.
He pointed out that the PRR includes "a very strong investment of 715 million euros (869 million dollars) in the decarbonisation of the industry, in addition to support for renewable energies and for the energy efficiency of companies."
"Another 650 million euros (790 million dollars) will be directed directly so that companies can take advantage of the full potential of digitalization," he said.
In addition to the money granted directly to companies, the prime minister stressed that there is also a set of investments that companies are indirect beneficiaries of such as "professional training and qualification of young people."
The government also plans to invest in business location areas in the country and establish new connections with Spain, so as to create better conditions to attract companies, Costa said.
The head of the government also promised to build housing for 26,000 families and extend the metro networks in Lisbon and Porto.
The post-pandemic recovery plan was open for public consultation last week and includes 36 reform projects and 77 investment projects in social, climate and digital areas, totaling 13.9 billion euros (16.9 billion dollars) in grants.