EDP Cultural Center

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Saturday, March 17, 2018 - 13:15

EDP will invest 19 million euros in the construction of a new cultural space in Lisbon, near the Museum of electricity , in what the president of EDP , Antonio Mexia , points to a "full integration context between the company and society." the electrical revealed today during the presentation of results and new initiatives of the EDP Foundation, which has already presented to the Lisbon City Council the project to requalify the area adjacent to the Electricity Museum, next to the River Tagus, with the creation of an open space the public that can accommodate exhibitions. "our expectation is that it can be launched even contest this year and if so the project should be completed in 2013," explained the chairman of EDP. the space, designed by British architect Amanda Levete, You will have an exhibition area of 1,600 square meters. The idea is that the new fits infrastructure in the surrounding area, improving the movement of people in this riverside area of Lisbon. "It is here also that we are different and do better", said António Mexia in the presentation of the project. The president of EDP ​​defended the need to increase the company's investments in the area of social responsibility with the aim of "building a better Portugal," referring to the operational plan EDP has already been doing cost containment efforts, reaching the last five years savings of about 300 million. This year the Foundation EDP will have a budget of around 14 million euros, of which 6.8 million for the sponsorship. Of the total EDP Foundation investment, 43% will go to initiatives qualified as "social innovation" and 38% for cultural promotion and heritage.

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