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Major investments unveiled for La Laguna 


Tenerife Cabildo has announced it is to invest 9.1 million euros in La Laguna.

Added to this will be an investment of 15.4 million euros in the next two years in construction of the new Tenerife Science and Technology Park.

Cabildo president, Carlos Alonso and La Laguna’s Mayor, Fernando Clavijo unveiled details last week at a press conference.

Sr. Alonso also highlighted the intention to replace houses at Las Chumberas, a project which would fulfil a pledge to residents. This would represent an investment of 1.5 million euros. The first phase will involve demolition of 144 homes and reconstruction of 188 houses.

The Cabildo has also earmarked 50,000 euros for the renovation of 56 properties in the Francisco Javier Centurión building and the construction of new homes on an adjacent plot where current properties would be demo-lished. This will cost about seven million euros and will go out to tender shortly.

A further 712,340 euros will be invested in roads, including improvements at the intersections of the TF-24 road to La Esperanza.

Money will also be spent on various sanitation projects and stormwater drains, greenhouses to help agriculture, improvements to the environmental and wildlife recovery centre at La Tahonilla, the second phase of the El Batán-Lomo de la Codicia pathway to the Anaga Rural Park and various cultural and heritage projects. The latter includes the fourth phase of rehabilitation of the Convent Santa Catalina de Siena.

Other projects include repairs to the dam Bajamar, improvements to the coastline area of Barran-quera, with a bathing area and jetty, and various street lighting schemes.

The Mayor thanked the Cabildo for its continued investment in the revitalisation of La Laguna and its long-term visión.