EU Structural Funds: Portugal - 2000

Type: Stockshots [long]   Reference: I-030081   Duration: 00:21:40  Lieu: Portugal
End production: 20/03/2000
The stockshots show the range and variety of projects assisted by the EU Structural Funds in Portugal. The nine projects range from ring roads to digital technologies for cities to harbours for small in-shore fishing craft. The geographical areas covered range from the north-east of Portugal to the Algarve and the island of Madeira.

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00:00:28 1. Urban Renovation, Guimarães Guimarães, the birth place of the Portuguese nation, has an intact historical centre where 2000 of the cities 70,000 inhabitants live. But twenty years ago, it was in a serious state of decay with more than half the dwellings in very poor condition. Since 1983 the City Council has embarked on a massive refurbishment scheme. The renovations have involved the exteriors of houses as well as the renewal of electrical wiring and installation of proper plumbing and bathroom facilities. The City Council has been carefull to ensure that the renovations of the mediaeval houses did not lead to a large increase in rents putting them beyond the reach of existing tenants. Restored paving on the streets and squares, together with new lighting have all contributed to the restoration of the old city centre. EU Structural Funds have contributed 75% of the total cost of 3,317,000 d'euros since 1990. 00:03:25
00:00:28 Title 00:00:05
00:00:33 Ancient city tower and rows of shops (2 shots) 00:00:12
00:00:45 Entering the old quarter showing new road paving (2 shots) 00:00:13
00:00:58 Elevated view of narrow street 00:00:06
00:01:04 People in narrow streets (2 shots) 00:00:12
00:01:16 View of restored and unrestored houses 00:00:06
00:01:22 Forge making wrought iron (3 shots) 00:00:16
00:01:38 Wood working (3 shots) 00:00:18
00:01:56 Views of cafes on Largo da Oliveira (3 shots) 00:00:18
00:02:14 Fruit shop in a doorway (2 shots) 00:00:13
00:02:27 Activity in Praca de São Tiago, the historic quarters largest square (5 shots) 00:00:29
00:02:56 Detailed views of restored facades (2 shots) 00:00:12
00:03:08 Unrestored palace 00:00:06
00:03:14 Structural Funds sign 00:00:06
00:03:20 City architects office and plans (2 shots) 00:00:11
00:03:31 Statement in PORTUGUESE from António Magalhães, Mayor of Guimarães: "It took a long time to complete the job and the European Union support was fundamental to making it possible. And we will continue to try to achieve UNESCO status for our historical centre." 00:00:22
00:03:53 2. Ring Road, Bragança Situated in the far north-east of the country, the city of Bragança is situated on Euro Route E82, a main cross-border road to Spain (Valladolid). A place of narrow streets, its population of 35,000 people had to endure heavy vehicle traffic for years until 1998 when the new ring road was opened. Begun in 1994, it is6 kms in length and cost 3.741.000 d'euros. Structural Funds contribution : 75%. 00:01:54
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00:03:58 View of castle 00:00:06
00:04:04 Views of city from castle (2 shots) 00:00:12
00:04:16 Heavy traffic in narrow streets (2 shots) 00:00:12
00:04:28 The Cathedral 00:00:06
00:04:34 Pedestrians 00:00:05
00:04:39 Entry onto new ringroad (2 shots) 00:00:13
00:04:52 Fixed shot of ring road 00:00:06
00:04:58 Travelling view on same stretch of road (in direction of Spain) 00:00:06
00:05:04 Elevated view of ring road 00:00:06
00:05:10 Ring road with castle of Bragança in background 00:00:08
00:05:18 Travelling shot on ring road (in direction of Bragança) 00:00:06
00:05:24 Statement in PORTUGUESE from Cordeiro Fernandes, Head of Roads Department, Bragança: "The real benefit of the ring road is to take traffic out of the city centre, in order to facilitate growth there together with better living conditions for the townspeople and to assist the development of the city". 00:00:23
00:05:47 3. New Hospital, Viseu The new hospital of São Teotónió serves a population of 55,000 people in the area surrounding Viseu and as far east as Guarda. Replacing one that was opened in 1793, the new hospital with eight floors can accommodate 580 patients providing a full range of services and departments from neuro-surgery to state of the art X-ray facilities and cardiac care. Planned for over thirty years, it opened in July 1997 at a cost of 64,843,730 d'euros, EU contribution : 40.901.430 d'euros. 00:03:09
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00:05:52 View of old city 00:00:06
00:05:58 Street scenes (5 shots) 00:00:30
00:06:28 Exterior of new hospital (3 shots) 00:00:17
00:06:45 EU sign in entrance 00:00:11
00:06:56 Entrance hall and visitors 00:00:06
00:07:02 Patient undergoing X-ray (CAT Scan) (4 shots) 00:00:24
00:07:26 Sign displaying pediatric services 00:00:05
00:07:31 Pre-mature baby intensive care department (3 shots) 00:00:19
00:07:50 Ward with sick children with parents (4 shots) 00:00:24
00:08:14 Intensive care unit with patients (3 shots) 00:00:19
00:08:33 Statement in PORTUGUESE from Jorge Oliveira Santos, Cardiologist and Hospital Director : "We have 230 doctors and 600 nurses as well as the latest technology, Very importantly the children in the pediatric department are always accompanied by one or both of their parents. The parents have their own room upstairs where they can sleep." 00:00:23
00:08:56 4. Digital City, Aveiro The coastal city of Aveiro has a population of 70,000, 10,000 of whom are students. Aveiro has been the headquarters of Portuguese Telecom for over fifty years and hence the government decided to launch the Digital City concept here in February 1998. The idea is to provide citizens with public places where they can use the latest communications technology. In operation since July 1999, Aveiro Digital embraces over 40 projects including free access to the Internet for up to two hours at a time in 18 municipal buildings as well as distance learning/video conferencing and tele-working. In addition, 20 indoor kiosks will be installed around the city in shopping areas providing banking and tele-payment services for municipal utilities using smart cards. In addition 12 outdoor kiosks with touch screens with on-line cameras on the beaches will provide tourists with visual information on crowded areas, traffic movements as well as information on accommodation and its location on street plans. Tele-medicine is now coming on stream facilitating the integration of the city's hospitals and clinics. Total cost : 6 million d'euros, Structural Funds contribution : 3.75 million d'euros. 00:03:01
00:08:56 Title 00:00:05
00:09:01 General views (4 shots) 00:00:23
00:09:24 Indoor kiosk and screen (2 shots) 00:00:15
00:09:39 University building (2 shots) 00:00:12
00:09:51 PT Telecom development building 00:00:06
00:09:57 Exterior kiosk and screen (2 shots) 00:00:14
00:10:11 Exterior of "Montra", Aveiro Digital demonstration building (2 shots) 00:00:12
00:10:23 Interior showing young people using Internet (7 shots) 00:00:44
00:11:07 Close up of screen showing "Aveiro Virtual Tour" programme 00:00:06
00:11:13 Physically-impaired students participating in distance learning class on media (4 shots) 00:00:26
00:11:39 Statement in PORTUGUESE from Arnaldo Esparrinha, Project Coordinator, Aveiro Digital City: "When we started the project, we were careful to provide people with public places to access the technology. We were extremely surprised by the number of people using the facility". 00:00:18
00:11:57 5. Inter-modal Station, Lisbon On an old industrial site 5 kms east of Lisbon work commenced in March 1995 on the construction of World Expo of the Oceans '98. As part of the design to develop the Parque Das Nacoes as a permanent and dynamic business and residential area (projected population 25,000 and 18,000 workers), an integrated transport hub was crucial. The Estaçao do Oriente which opened in May 1998 comprises an elevated mainline railway station with underground metro station (on a new line) and a ground level regional bus station. This inter-modal transport hub handles 70,000 passengers and 150 trains per day. It is linked by walkways to a shopping centre and to the river-side park and restaurants. Total cost : 160 million d'euros, Structural Funds contribution : 50%. 00:03:52
00:11:57 Title 00:00:05
00:12:02 Elevated view of new Vasco da Gama bridge 00:00:06
00:12:08 Elevated views of former Expo '98 site and new station and trains (3 shots) 00:00:23
00:12:31 Ground view of entrance forecourt to Estaçao Do Oriente station (3 shots) 00:00:20
00:12:51 EU Structural Funds sign 00:00:07
00:12:58 Interior of station with travellers (3 shots) 00:00:19
00:13:17 Buying tickets 00:00:06
00:13:23 Passengers on railway platform (2 shots) 00:00:12
00:13:35 Station nameplate 00:00:06
00:13:41 Arrival of new express train from Porto (3 shots) 00:00:20
00:14:01 Departure of express train (2 shots) 00:00:20
00:14:21 Travellers walking in tunnel to bus station 00:00:05
00:14:26 Elevated view of bus station 00:00:06
00:14:32 Scenes of passengers alighting from and boarding buses (3 shots) 00:00:20
00:14:52 Bus leaving station 00:00:07
00:14:59 Close up of underground station 00:00:05
00:15:04 Passengers at control barrier 00:00:06
00:15:10 Passengers on platform awaiting metro train 00:00:05
00:15:15 Arrival of metro train with passengers alighting (3 shots) 00:00:19
00:15:34 Statement in PORTUGUESE from João Paulo Velez, Spokesman, Parque Das Nacoes Development Consortium:"(Expo) gave us the opportunity to build the Oriente station which is the most complete and modern inter-modal transport centre for Lisbon which comprises trains, the new metro and the buses." 00:00:15
00:15:49 6. Airport Runway, Funchal, Madeira The island of Madeira with a population of 250,000 people lies 580 kms off the coast of Africa and 1 3/4 hours by plane from Lisbon. Tourism is vital to this remote community and the island is visited by two million tourists a year. The mountainous terrain has prohibited the construction of a standard length runway since the airport first opened in 1964. Now the construction of the 2781 metre runway over the sea will facilitate wide-bodied aircraft which will lead to an increase in tourists. It will permit also direct flights to Venezuela where 400,000 Madeira islanders live. Construction of the new runway, an engineering feat, began in 1995 and necessitated the demolition of over 300 homes, the construction of new apartments and the relocation of the main cliff road. Total cost: 492,5 million d'euros, Structural Funds contribution and Cohesion Fund contribution (including new cargo handling area and fire station) 67,4 million d'euros and 160 millions d'euros. 00:04:01
00:15:49 Title 00:00:05
00:15:54 View of cliffs of northern coast 00:00:06
00:16:00 Mountains of the interior 00:00:06
00:16:06 Southern coast 00:00:06
00:16:12 Funchal (4 shots) 00:00:25
00:16:37 Cockpit of TAP Air Portugal airliner 00:00:05
00:16:42 Pilot, Captain Melo Correia, explaining in ENGLISH about the reorientation and increase in length of the new runway 00:00:15
00:16:57 Close up of instrument panel 00:00:06
00:17:03 View from cockpit of new runway at edge of the sea 00:00:07
00:17:10 Sequence of plane landing, showing new runway under construction (4 shots) 00:00:28
00:17:38 Passengers disembarking 00:00:06
00:17:44 Funchal airport with EU flag 00:00:05
00:17:49 Arrivals board 00:00:06
00:17:55 EU construction sign 00:00:06
00:18:01 New runway nearing completion (8 shots) 00:00:50
00:18:51 New fire fighting tender and garage 00:00:13
00:19:04 New cargo handling hall (2 shots) 00:00:19
00:19:23 Statement in PORTUGUESE from Duarte Ferreira, ANAM Airport Authority: "The new runway is very important because it overcomes the problems we have had till now : northern European charter flights can't take off from Funchal fully laden because of the shortness of the runway." 00:00:27
00:19:50 7. In-Shore Fishing Port, Quarteira The new fishing port for in-shore fishing boats was deemed necessary to preserve the livelihood of this artisan sector of the fishing industry. 5000 tons of fish are caught annually by these small boats whose range is no more than 5 nautical miles from the coast. The demands of tourism had encroached on the traditional berthing places of these boats. Until the opening of the new harbour, the fishermen either hauled their boats onto the beaches or moored them in tourist marinas along the coast. Such was the demand for berths at the new port that its capacity had to be doubled. Work commenced in 1995 and when the fuel and other facilities are operative at the end of March 2000 work is expected to begin on the construction of a new fish auction hall with increased facilities and which will comply with EU standards. Total cost of port : 8.000.000 d'euros, EU Structural Fund contribution 6.000.000 d'euros. 00:01:50
00:19:50 Title 00:00:05
00:19:55 In-shore fishing boat returning to port 00:00:05
00:20:00 In-shore fishing boats at tourist marina at Vilamoura (2 shots) 00:00:12
00:20:12 Completed but as yet unopened in-shore fishing port at Quarteira (3 shots) 00:00:18
00:20:30 Fish market and auction hall at Quarteira (6 shots) 00:00:34
00:21:04 Traditional in-shore fishing boat on beach 00:00:06
00:21:10 Statement in PORTUGUESE from Rui Manuel da Costa Garcia de Aguiar, Maritime Public Works Institute: "This port was built to bring all of the in-shore fishermen together. They were a community that was scattered in other harbours along the coast.The quality of the fishing here is very good and before the harbour was built there were 119 boats, but now we have already 330 boats registered in the new port of Quarteira." 00:00:30
00:21:40 8. Market Halls, Olhão The city centre of Olhão has a population of 20,000 with the same number in the surrounding region. The old market halls by the shore were constructed in 1916 but had deteriorated and were lacking in refrigeration and did not meet EU hygiene standards. The restoration and modernisation of the market halls was the lynchpin of a comprehensive programme to create an attractive and dynamic commercial hub in the old city centre. Begun in March 1997, the market halls were re-opened in February 1998. The renovations created space for bars and clubs to ensure that the market area could be a centre point of activity . Total cost: 1,8 million euros, EU Structural Fund contribution : 961,000 euros. Major landscaping of the land on either side of the market halls has resulted in a pleasant palm- lined seafront promenade also part funded by EU Structural Funds (1,9 million euros). Additionally the PROCOM Programme of assistance to modernise small shops and businesses has contributed 244,111 euros out of a total investment of 458.900 euros. The programme aims to modernise the many old shops that predominate in the city centre to enable them to attract shoppers away from the large shopping centres on the outskirts of Olhão. Shopkeepers receive up to 60 % assistance with the cost of refurbishment of their premises which can include restaurants and bars. Nine small businesses have so far been assisted. 00:03:08
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