More investment for La Gomera as Canaries back “Islas Verdes”
The Canary Government has pledged its commitment to the so-called “Islas Verdes” so that more tourists can be attracted to the lesser populated islands of the archipelago.
One of these is La Gomera where the Ministry of Tourism is allocating nearly 400,000 euros to improve pedestrian access to the marine avenue in Playa Santiago in the municipality of Alajeró.
“By improving the space of one of the most important tourist centres of the island of La Gomera, we strengthen the quality of the destination and, with it, the opportunity to be an even more powerful claim for those who wish to visit the island or stay in that area,” said Minister Yaiza Castilla .
She added: “One of the central axes of the work that we are developing in the Ministry focuses on promoting the tourism sector of the less populated islands of the archipelago, called Islas Verdes (Green Islands) to guarantee new economic and employment opportunities and thus allow these islands to develop all their capacities as a destination, taking into account the singularities they offer.”
She stressed that these improvement works “will not only enhance tourism infrastructure but also benefit people residing near these spaces.”
The project, which includes an execution period of eight months, contemplates the conditioning of the pedestrian roads that lead to the maritime avenue of Playa Santiago. Specifically, the works will include pavement improvements, such as the installation of stainless steel railings and handrails, the installation of low voltage networks, telecommunications and public lighting and also solve unevenness in access points to homes.