"Politicians come and go and the technicians are always there …"

"Politicians come and go and the technicians are always there ..."


António Eusébio has been the chairman of the board of directors of Águas do Algarve (AdA) since March 15, for the 2021/2023 term, whose position was voted at the company's general shareholders' meeting, as reported here.

In what is the first big interview as president of Águas do Algarve, exclusively to diariOnline South Region newspaper, owner of a curriculum divided between political, business and private life, asked whether once in this position is the end point of political life, António Eusébio, started by telling a story, summarizing that “Politicians come and go and the technicians are always there…”, assuming himself as a coach.

In the context of the experience of making the most of community funds, taking into account the millions that come there through the so-called 'bazooka / vitamin', to carry out the works, which are said to be already underway, to reinforce water in the region. , asked if he is the right man in the right place, António Eusébio assumed that he is a 'bazooka', that he is a "great challenge" and explains that "Investment in the coming years, instead of 10 million a year, has to be 40 to 50 million each year by 2025."

In the second part of the interview, in the context of the recent visit to the Algarve by the Minister of the Environment, João Pedro Matos Fernandes, who has been remembering for some time, said that the price of water in the Algarve has to and will increase, the president of Águas do Algarve clarifies what immediately caused many alarms to ring in the region, but recommends that you make a small account, listen to it by mouth.

As for the company's finances and the total customer debt invoiced of almost 38 million euros, António Eusébio clarified that "The situation is normal because it is not an overdue debt, which has been declining over the years."

Asked if in a year or two he faced the possibility of returning to active political life, António Eusébio completely rejected the return, adding that the goal is to dedicate himself more to his family.

It should be noted that on the board of directors of Águas do Algarve, António Eusébio is accompanied by Isabel Soares, who remains in the position of vice-president, Hugo Nunes (executive member) and two non-executive members, Ana Paula Martins, president of the Chamber Municipal de Tavira, and José Carlos Rolo, Mayor of Albufeira.

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