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Canaries to spend eight million euros on 13 tourism projects 

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The Canary Government is to invest eight million euros to carry out 13 tourism projects across the seven islands.

The funds will be ma-terialised through two agreements, which will have an execution time of four years. La Palma, La Gomera and El Hierro will receive three million euros and the rest will be distributed between Gran Canaria, Tenerife, Lanzarote and Fuerteventura

The Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sports of the Government of the Canary Islands, Isaac Castellano, and the Secretary of State for Tourism, Matilde Asián, signed the two agreements.

For Isaac Castellano, these agreements “constitute a very important impetus for the Comprehensive Plan for the Renewal of Tourist Infrastruc-tures” while “allowing us to respond to the islands’ needs.”

Isaac Castellano, who was accompanied by the Deputy Minister of Tourism, Cristóbal de la Rosa, and the Director General of Tourism Infrastruc-ture, Héctor Suárez, explained that one of the agreements has a budget of three million euros to undertake five actions in La Palma , La Gomera and El Hierro. On the other hand, the remaining five million will go to eight works in Lanzarote, Gran Canaria, Fuerteventura and Tenerife.

The Minister of Tourism specified that the objective pursued by the investment “is to ensure the maintenance and sustainability of the tourist competitiveness of the islands in an international market that requires a constant process of renovation and modernisation of the infrastructures of the main destinations ” Similarly, he said that “the creation of efficient public spaces, accessible, aesthetic and in line with the environmental environment will be pursued.”

Specifically, the planned works are the Archaeological Museum of Valverde (El Hierro); the improvement of road safety in the access road to the Abrante and El Chorro viewpoint and the urban improvement of pedestrian access roads to the Avenida Marítima in Playa Santiago (La Gomera), and the second phase of the Seta Research Centre (La Palms). On this island, the acquisition of the property for the Hotel Escuela de El Paso is also con-templated.

In Lanzarote, the insular cyclist route will be executed, while in Fuerteventura the second phase of the Los Canarios Viewpoint and the extension of the Rambla Juan Évora Suárez in Antigua will be carried out.

In the Tenerife municipality of Guía de Isora, the existing road will be prepared in Punta Blanca and in San Miguel de Abona, the Amarilla Golf promenade will be developed.

In Gran Canaria, the first phase of the scenic corridor of Telde will be executed. In turn, in Mogán the stairs will be rehabilitated in the tourist urbanisation of Puerto Rico. Finally, also in Gran Canaria, the project of the House of Los Alvarado, in Teror, will be carried out.