Adra breakwater building begins

WORK has started to build breakwaters off the coasts of Adra to protect coastal neighbourhoods from the ever-advancing sea.
Yet local residents, who had been demanding protection for their homes in El Lance de la Virgen, Guainos and La Caracola, are not entirely happy with the fact that they have been given no details on the project.
Locals said they had not been informed of the exact location or size of the breakwaters, nor how long the work would take, and some expressed worry that no environmental studies appeared to have been done prior to work commencing.
Meanwhile the government explained that nine breakwaters of no more than 50 metres in length would be created off the shore, would cost more than €1.5 million and should be ready before the end of this year.
At the same time, the coastal authorities are repairing damage to Adra beaches caused by storms in January and are also due to protect La Vega de Adra, repair jetties and tidy up damaged seafronts.
To regenerate the beaches, sand is being brought in from Adra port, where dredging is being carried out by the Junta de Andalucia regional government to return it to its initial depth.

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