Spanish region advances work on €31m marina project
Regional authorities decide to push marina investment forward
In a bid to advance a project estimated to be worth more than €31m (US$37m), the regional authorities of Andalusia have authorized an archaeological study of the site in Almuñécar, on the Spanish Mediterranean coast, where a new marina is to be built.
As part of the investment, a marina with more than 600 berths is to be developed by a group of businessmen from Granada, according to local daily Ideal. Under the plan, the project in Almuñécar will also comprise the construction of a shopping area, parking lot, and other accompanying facilities.
The decision to commission the next phase of the project was taken by the local delegation of the Ministry of Culture and Historical Heritage of Andalusia’s regional authorities.
“This preventive archaeological intervention project … is one of the numerous administrative procedures that such construction work requires,” said Mayor of Almuñécar, Trinidad Herrera.
Andalusia is an autonomous community located in the southwest of Spain. Almuñécar has a population of more than 26,000 residents, according to the Spanish National Statistics Institute (INE).