The Vervoort government decided yesterday (Thursday) to allot 66 million euros to a series of measures, which were announced during a seminar that it devoted to the multiple consequences of the Brussels attacks in March. Beyond the stimulus measures for certain economic sectors which were severely affected, it has, in particular, decided to allot from now on each year 20 million euros to hire additional staff up to the level of 363 equivalent full-time staff to reinforce the people presence across the entire Brussels metro.
Pascal Smet, the Brussels Transport Minister says that, even at less busy stations, there will still be at least one STIB worker from 6.00 a.m. to 10.00 p.m.
On top of that and in the same vein, there will be more staff in the region’s green spaces. The Environment Minister, Céline Fremault says there will 30 park wardens and 400,000 euros will be devoted to making people feel more secure in both entertainment and cultural venues.
Various measures concerning the Brussels image are being introduced. Social cohesion initiatives will also be taken within the so-called Community Commissions.
Lars Andersen (Source: Belga)