Government aid to restore the beaches of Axarquia after the Cold Drop

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THE Ministry of Ecological Transition has announced that the region of Axarquía will receive a total of €360,000 to repair the damage caused by last months storms.

The money will be allocated to three areas along the Axarquia and Malaga coastline, Rincon de la Victoria, Torremolinos and Fuengirola.

All of these areas suffered damage during the worst storms Spain has seen for a number of years as torrential rain and storms fell between 11 and 14 September.

The funds will be used to repair municipal fixtures damaged by the high sea levels and flooding, as well as drainage clearing and rubbish removal.

Environment workers will also clear anthropogenic waste, remains of constructions, breakwaters, rocks and plant materials that have been left over after the storms.

Important works will be carried out to clear the river beds on the region after debris and waste was washed downstream during the flooding.

The investment is part of a larger nationwide investment that will se a total of €11.5 million released to aid in the regeneration projects.

Malaga, Axarquia, Almeria and Granada will receive €1.3 million with the remaining funds being delivered to Tarragona, Castellón, Valencia, Alicante and Murcia.

The planned execution period of the works will be three to five months depending on the severity of the works needed by the corresponding councils.

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