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Port extension will be huge boost for La Palma 

La Palma will be able to welcome large cruise ships and more commercial traffic as a result of the second phase of enlarging the port of Tazacorte.

The island feels it will benefit greatly as a result of the ongoing work which started six years ago and has cost in the region of 48 million euros.

The Canary Government was able to receive grant aid from the European Union and says facilities for fishermen and followers of nautical sports will also see a major improvement.

Guests at the launch of the second phase included Canary president, Paulino Rivero.

The port has grown from 106,500 square metres to 200,000 square metres and had 404 berths installed for the first time.

It will mean a substantial leap in connectivity for the west of La Palma via the sea and will allow the increased exit and exit of goods, as well as an incentive for future cruise liners and other forms of nautical tourism.