By Euro Weekly News Media • 14 January 2013 • 23:30
A STRING of newly built public buildings worth €43 million are lying empty in Malaga province
Cash strapped councils either can not find the money for running costs or are in dispute with each other over who should pay.
A €1.4 million public kindergarten in La Cala de Mijas with room for 300 children was finished a year ago. But its classrooms remain closed as Mijas Town Council and the Andalucian Government argue over who should pay its running costs.
In Torremolinos the €4.1 million MunicipalHistoryMuseum, expected to open by October 2011, is nearly finished, but just one painting is available for display.
Other examples of buildings lying empty include the €11 million Congress and Trade Show Centre in Antequera and the €2 million Valle del Guadalhorce health centre in Cartama. In Ronda, seven different projects worth more than €5 million, including an Astronomy Centre, are in a similar situation.
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