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Within the quarterly updating routine of 24 indicators within the areas “quality of life”, “employment and unemployment”, “economic activity”, and “taxes and public investment” of the database were updated.

2007: a successful year for WTIP

Since September 2006 the platform is online. In 2007 already 16.216 visits from 98 countries all over the world with 91.389 page views have been counted, of which 47% have been new visits.

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Vila Verde and Amares prepare technological park with 100 hectare

Next to the river Homem a business park with 100 hectare dedicated to technology, innovation and knowledge is planned by the municipalities Vila Verde and Amares, involving several partners of the region.

Portugal makes a strong option on the qualification of human resources
The secretary of state for Employment and Vocational Training, Fernando Medina, emphasised that the qualification of human resources through the programme "Novas Oportunidades" (New Opportunities) and vocational training are the main tasks of the next National Strategic Reference Framework (NSRF). There are already 250.000 people enrolled in the initiative "Novas Oportunidades". 70% of the resources of the Operational Programme for Human Potential of the next NSRF will be allocated to the re-qualification of human resources.
Special Funding for investments in Tourism

On 5th June 2007 the Portuguese government signed a protocol with 15 banks for an opening of a credit of 120 million Euros, appointed to the support of feasible tourism related projects which fulfil the objectives of the National Strategic Tourism Plan (PENT).

View Plano estratégico nacional do Turismo (In Portuguese) (3,29 MB)

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Portugal Economical Snapshot 2010
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