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New safety wall for Valle Gran Rey 

PAGE 14 New safety wall at   Valle Gran Rey one

More than 800,000 euros is to be spent on a safety project in Valle Gran Rey on La Gomera.

The Cabildo says action needs to be taken because of land erosion around the plaza and hermitage of Los Santos Reyes.

President Casimiro Curbelo said the problems are putting the foundations of this public space at risk.

At the moment, parts of the area are having to be zoned off and even a ban put into force at some times of the day. The work is expected to cost 865,662.04 euros.

The president said meet-ings had taken place with the local council and residents who had been assured that the construction of a new wall would rectify the issues, as well as improving the appea-rance of the area.

Sr. Curbelo explained that the proposed solution includes the demolition of the existing breakwater walls in the margin of the ravine. This measure facilitates the construction of the new retaining walls of masonry that will be built at different levels and among which will be a walk for citizens. In addition, the new infrastructure will be provided with the bases for the placement of a future access to the area through an elevator or lift.

Drainage work will be carried out and palm trees affected will be relocated.