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Arona’s green areas to receive top priority 

Tenerife Cabildo and Arona council have signed an agreement for the management of different green areas adjacent to the island roads that run through the municipality.

The agreement was signed by the island directors of mobility and development and roads and landscape, Miguel Becerra and Ofelia Manjón, and the Mayor of Arona, José Julián Mena.
The Cabildo and Arona council have carried out an extensive study of the green areas of the municipality in the vicinity of the insular roads in order to locate the different areas of action. After the inventory, it has been agreed that the Cabildo assume the maintenance of some spaces and the Consistory do the same with others. In total, each administration assumes the management and main-tenance of about 20,000 square metres. The agreement has a term of validity of four years, extendable for a period of another four additional years.
The landscape treatment of road margins is now almost an obligatory practice as it improves road safety and also contributes to reducing noise and environmental pollution, as well as improving the landscape.
The Cabildo will take charge of those landscaped areas that are found on the motorways and in the interurban areas, while Arona council will do the same in the green areas of the urban areas of the municipality. As stated in the document, as far as possible, maintenance work will be undertaken in accordance with both the technical criteria of landscape integration, and the guidelines for environmental and land-scape improvement of the Insular Road Network of Tenerife.