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Gran Canaria fed up with waiting for major 11m euros coastal walk 


Tourism chiefs on Gran Canaria say they are fed up with waiting for the construction of a promenade which would link Las Marañuelas with Anfi de Mogán.

They are calling for an eleven million euro contribution from the Spanish Government after pointing out that this project has been on the table for 20 years without any progress.

The Cabildo wants the sum officially allocated in the state budget so that the coastal walk can finally get underway.

It is also pressing for an immediate decision so that tenders can be awarded without a further delay.

“The southwest coast of Gran Canaria has been waiting for 20 years for this improvement, which is of great importance for the tourist infrastructure in the area, which consists of the conditioning of the existing path bet-ween the area of Las Marañuelas and the tourist enclave of Anfi,” said a Cabildo spokesman.

The stretch is 2.5 kilometres long but the only section tackled is the Costa Alegre which has a 500,000 euro rehabilitation project, “just a token” says the Cabildo.

The Cabildo compares the Spanish state’s “neglect” of this project with other investments which have gone ahead, such as the 10.9 million euro for improvements in a stretch of 1.2 km on the coast of Badalona or the 21 million invested on the coasts of Andalusia, in addition to the 3.1 million contributed for the improvement of Playa de Martiánez in the municipality of Puerto de la Cruz in Tenerife.

“The project would increase the economic dynamism of Mogán, one of the main tourist municipalities of Gran Canaria, and complement the leisure offer in the area for visitors to the island,” said the spokesman.