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Community News The Andalucían Government’s Agricultural Minister and Provincial Director visit Mojácar. The Andalucían Government’s Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Sustainable Development, Carmen Crespo, along with Almería’s Provincial Director Aránzazu Marín, recently visited the Mojácar waste water treatment plant (WWTP) with the town’s Mayor, Rosmari Cano and the Councillor, Francisco García. The visit was part of the planned expansion of the town’s WWTP with “fundamental infrastructure,” according to the Minister, which sealed the commitment to a project that should have started in 2007. The new Andalucían Government placed this among its top investment priorities in order to guarantee the sanitation of the municipalities throughout Almeria’s Levante.The Minister emphasised the relevance of these improvements to the entire region, which is predicted to have an estimated population of 53,800 inhabitants by 2036, rendering the 25 yr old purification systems obsolete. “Mojácar’s treatment plant is one of the most important in all of Almería and what the Andalucían Government is doing now is to relaunch its expansion with the implementation of the process that will allow us to start the project as soon as possible,” said Carmen Crespo, adding that the provisional approval is already signed and will be available as public information soon. She continued by saying that "there is nothing more ecological than purifying our wastewater" and stressed the Ministry’s commitment to water efficiency costs with a sound investment plan to promote an Andalucían Water Pact “that formalises the future of the region’s water resources into a State Policy.” She added "we are going to carry out the largest investment into these treatments in the whole Andalucían Government’s history." The Mojácar part of the project was declared of Autonomous Interest in 2010 and will cost the regional government close to 13 million Euros, with the entire plan eventually ensuring the proper treatment of wastewater across Almeria, especially important in the densely populated summer months.

Mojácar Council to Transfer Land to the Ports Authority for a Maritime Lighthouse Mojácar Council will assign a piece of land to the Almeria’s Port Authority (APA) for the construction of a maritime signal lighthouse. The site chosen is on the highest point of the Cerro del Moro Manco’s northern slope, above the Marina de la Torre urbanization. It will be built on a plot of 221,144 square metres, 150 metres above sea level and the APA will undertake the project through funds approved by the State Ports, with a planned budget of around 300,000 Euros. The APA is also drafting the execution of the project, which in addition to the lighthouse and tower, includes an operation zone with all its necessary equipment as well as building a good access road. Mojácar’s mayor, Rosmari Cano, along with APA President, Jesús Caicedo, recently visited the site, having held a prior meeting at the Town Hall to formalise the transfer agreement. Also present at the meeting and visit were, APA Director, Juan Manuel Reyes, APA Head of Projects and Works, César Andújar and Mojácar Council’s technical architect, Rodrigo López. Rosmari Cano stated how pleased she was with the town’s contribution of this optimal location as well working together with the Port Authority. Jesús Caicedo went on to thank the Mayor and the Council for their collaboration to get this important project off the ground, one that will improve the maritime signal system on the province’s Levante coast. He also stressed that the lighthouse will further spread the name and

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The Almería Focus - September 2019  

The Almeria Focus is a local directory and magazine distributed monthly in the Almeria province of southeast Spain.

The Almería Focus - September 2019  

The Almeria Focus is a local directory and magazine distributed monthly in the Almeria province of southeast Spain.

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