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Gran Canaria pledges more investment in rural infrastructures 

PAGE 16 GRAN ACANARIA PLEDGES

Gran Canaria’s Cabildo allocated more than 2.2 million euros to reforms to improve rural infrastructure in several municipalities during 2017.

Three of the projects were the adaptation of the Casa de Café de Agaete, for an amount of 88,000 euros, the paving of the Catela Way in Ingenio for 76,000 euros and improve-ments in the Camino Rosiana de Santa Lucía for more than 16,000 euros.

A part of the funds was allocated to projects for the adaptation of the facilities in La Granja Experimental, located in Arucas, worth 230,000 euros to improve paving, the Finca de la Cebolla and the protection of the biweekly market and the beekeeping centre. El Camino de Trapiche, also in Arucas, was also recovered for 46,000 euros.

The Cabildo also invested more than 86,000 euros in three projects in Agüimes: the reform of the water distribution network in La Orilla for almost 22,000 euros, adaptation of the environment in the Mixture Plant for 11,000 euros and the paving of the Camino Los Barros to La Laguna in Temisas, which cost 53,000 euros.

Las Arbejas and Cuesta Grande roads in Artenara were renovated in two projects valued at 100,000 euros while in Gáldar the Sobradillo, Samarrita and Cuesta La Caldera roads were reformed for 252,000 euros, to which were added the 12,000 euros for the archaeological pros-pecting of a plot destined to the Agrarian Extension Agency of Gáldar.

Almost 200,000 euros increased investment in improvements in various locations in La Aldea, such as the roads of Los Llanillos, Pinillo, Las Hoyas and La Rosa, as well as reforms in the Agrarian Extension Agency located in the municipality.

Likewise, the Cabildo financed the resurfacing of the Caideros and Cuesta Mon-dalón roads in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria for 96,000 euros, to which 40,000 euros was added for the paving of the El Drago road.

More than 100,000 euros was allocated to the execution of three projects in Moya, two for the adjustment of the point of sale of cheeses in the districts of Fontanales in a place that was extensively renovated to host this activity and a third to repair a retaining wall on the Camino Lomo El Marco.

The refurbishment of the Santa Brigida Street Market and the Guiniguada Park distribution network, as well as improvements to the Lomo La Cruz, El Gamonal Alto and Carretera Cruz Gamonal roads, cost 233,000 euros.

Guía counted on two projects necessary to reform rural infrastructures for 129,000 euros destined to the asphalting of the roads in Lomo Las Azucenas and the adaptation of the Casa del Queso.

Works in the municipality of Tejeda cost 185,000 euros, invested in the preparation of the agricultural access of El Carrizal, the installation of supply pipes in the neigh-borhoods of El Llano and El Rincón and improvements in the Camino Las Rentas.

The investment in Telde was increased to 113,000 euros for the remodelling of the El Viso, Cuevecilla, Hoya La Breña and Lomo Catela roads, to which 168,000 euros were added for projects in Teror, such as improvements in the Acequia del Cabildo and in the Agency of Agrarian Extension and adaptation of a handrail in the Pasarela de Osorio, as well as works on the roads from Los Tanques to La Palma and San Isidro.

The projects on the roads Las Vegas and El Troncón in Valsequillo cost 70,000 euros, to which are added 40,000 euros for the reform of the Hoya de Los Ajos road in San Mateo.

The Cabildo says it will continue this year with its policy of recovery and im-provement of rural infrastruc-ture within the framework of its actions to strengthen the primary sector and food sovereignty.