The “Report on the Socio-economic Impact of the Construction Sector in the Basque Country”, commissioned by the Basque Construction Cluster – Eraikune, was presented on 11th June. It indicates that the construction sector in the Basque Country is addressing a transition towards a more resilient and sustainable model over the next few years, whereby more efficient and ecological construction is one of the sector’s main challenges. 

The President of Eraikune, Alberto Marín, explained that “construction does not only drive the transition of the rest of the economic sectors towards the new model, but is also actively involved in this transformation, through more sustainable and more efficient construction”.

It is precisely for this reason that the association has put forward increased energy efficiency and the ecological transition as essential challenges for the sector, along with enhancing the circular economy. These strategies are already under way and are aligned with policies that are being fostered by Europe. The European ICEBERG Project is being developed within the framework of these strategies in order to bring circularity to the construction sector. 

The “Report on the Socio-economic Impact of the Construction Sector in the Basque Country” highlights the strength of the sector and places it as a strategic cornerstone for economic recovery. It concludes that the construction sector’s 27,100 companies generate €1.80 in the Basque country’s GDP for every euro spent and create two jobs in the autonomous community for each job they create directly. In addition, it is the economic activity with the greatest multiplier effect on the economy, due to its driving force on the rest of the sectors.  

Further information: Eraikune website

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