The Gran Canaria Cabildo is to invest in tourist areas of Mogán
The president of the Gran Canaria Cabildo, Antonio Morales, has confirmed that the island council will be investing in three tourist installations in Mogan to benefit tourists. Firstly the second phase of the 3km walkway from Patalavaca to Anfi will be completed, roads will be resurfaced in Puerto Rico, and there is a project for a new park in Playa de Mogán.
The projects are budgeted at 2.5 million euros of which the Cabildo has contributed one million euros of the million and a half that it allocates to the municipality through the Tourist Board. Morales, along with the Minister of Tourism, Carlos Álamo, the mayor of Mogán, Onalia Bueno, and the mayor of Tourism, Alba Medina, toured these works yesterday, which are integrated into the investment plan of 18 million euros from the Gran Canaria Tourist Board for the rehabilitation of tourist infrastructures in San Bartolomé de Tirajana, Santa Lucía, Arucas, Las Palmas and Mogán.
The public officials agreed to point out these works as an example of inter-administrative collaboration, because with the efforts of all of them, the execution has been possible, for which the insular Institution pledged with the mayor to increase their efforts once it has the insular remnants. To which it will add items from the FDCAN, for which it demands the Canarian Government to keep intact the 160 million euros that they have committed to.
The president of the Cabildo highlighted the importance of making public and private investments in this impasse that the tourism industry is going through, to be even better than before the pandemic when the market reopens its doors. Added to this is the importance of these projects in economic reactivation and job creation in these complex times.
For his part, the Minister of Tourism explained that Gran Canaria works to stay in the limelight and to be the first choice for tourists, in addition these actions represent an obvious improvement for the quality of the destination, which is essential because they have to maintain the quality that the clients of Gran Canaria expect, with an improved destination.
The mayor, for her part, thanked the island for its involvement and asked that collaboration in terms of investments in tourist infrastructure not only be maintained, but also increased given the projects that Mogán has in its portfolio, and the importance of the municipality as an economic engine and part of the tourist destination that is Gran Canaria.
The first of the actions carried out by Onalia Bueno, is for completion of the renovation of the promenade attached to the GC-500 road, between Patalavaca and Anfi del Mar. This second and final phase of the project has required 903,152 euros, of which 500,000 come from the Secretary of State for Tourism and 403,152 euros from the Gran Canaria Tourist Board.
The section is 1.5 kilometres long, the first half was done in 2018 and in this second phase the structure has been reinforced in the elevated sections that support it, the balustrades have been replaced by a stainless steel railing, asphalt pavement has been installed, new urban furniture, and the protection wall that separates the promenade from the road has been clad with stone masonry.
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As for Puerto Rico, the resurfacing of Calle Tomás Roca Bosch has been carried out. The work has had a cost of 583,630 euros, of which 300,000 come from the Tourist Board and the rest was contributed by the Mogan council.
After this intervention, this tourist centre now presents an improved image given the resurfacing of the road that has been carried out on the main artery of the area, as well as on Avenida Roque del Este and the neighbouring streets El Hierro and Granada.
Morales, Álamo and Bueno continued their journey with the works of the Playa de Mogán Recreational Park, which has an investment of 1,065,770 euros, of which half a million come from the Secretary of State for Tourism, 350,900 euros from the Tourist Board and 214,860 from the Mogán City Council. The recreational park has an area of 5,792 square meters, is separated from the rest of the square with a fenced enclosure and will have new pedestrian accesses located at the main connection points with the road layout.
An amphitheatre with the capacity for 450 people also stands out. This infrastructure includes a children's and sports area, picnic areas, dog park, skate park, green spaces, and a multifunctional building that will house the museum of fishing arts.