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Barnabas welcomes the commitment of the Government of Spain with the regeneration of Portman Bay (16/07/2015)

The Minister of Public Works and Infrastructures, Francisco Bernabé, stressed the commitment of the Government of Spain with regeneration and adaptation of Portman Bay, "by adopting the decision to remove immediately the tendering of the works can commence before today end of year. "

This has been reported today in the Monitoring Committee for the environmental recovery of Portman Bay, under the collaboration agreement and composed Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Environment, represented by general director of Sustainability of the Coast and del Mar, Raquel Orts, the Autonomous Community, which was represented by the Minister Francisco Barnabas, the City of La Union and neighborhood groups.

Barnabas said regeneration and adaptation of Portman Bay "is a historical necessity for the Region of Murcia as a result of one of the most momentous events of the last century" and said that "it is the oldest pending strategic project and make in the history of this region. "

"This news is a landmark for the town of La Union and the Region of Murcia, because after 25 years from the cessation of discharges and after numerous administrative procedures, reflected the work and efforts of the national, regional administrations and Local in recent years, "he impacted the counselor.

The specification for the tendering of the works was approved by the Council of Ministers on June 19, amounting to 59.5 million euros, distributed in five annual installments and with a lead time of 46 months.

Regeneration project

The regeneration project and suitability expects to recover about 250 meters seaward from the coastline, since the dumping activity altered its location is today at 550 meters from the original and a depth of about four meters.

Therefore, removal of about two million cubic meters of overburden, which will move to the short miner San Jose is included, the regeneration of the new beach, reusing materials present and the contribution of crushed limestone sand to improve its grain.

Introduced as a novelty the possibility of evaluating and improving the use or recovery of mined ore, which would result in lowering the price of works.

It also incorporates environmental remedial measures and complementary corresponding Environmental Monitoring Plan, according to the positive Environmental Impact Statement, published in the Official Gazette on February 22, 2011.

The contract award will be made by open procedure several criteria, including the presentation aimed at reducing the amount of construction waste environmental improvements will be assessed.

Leisure port, sports port

During the meeting, the Minister said it is in the public information period the feasibility study for the construction, through public works concession, Marina Bay Portman and, in particular, alternative called 2a .

This project, with a cost of 48.3 million euros, will generate a sheltered space, on the west side of the cove, which allow the berthing of vessels 815, thereby returning the site of the traditional port.

In addition, it will have buildings of yacht club, food court and shops, parking, access roads, green areas and pedestrian walkways, among others.

"The future construction of the marina is closely linked to regeneration, which will achieve full recovery of the bay and return the space to neighbors and the general public, making it a premier tourist space and is fully compliant and integrated with the environment, "said the adviser Francisco Barnabas.

Source: CARM

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