Rincon gives second phase cemetery works approval

EXPANSION: The Rincón de la Victoria Town Council tenders the second phase of cemetery expansion. Source: rincondelavictoria

THE Local Council of Rincon de la Victoria has released the tenders for the second phase of works to expand the town’s cemetery.

Work on the first phase is almost finished as councilman of the area of cemeteries and funeral services; Jose Maria Gomez (PMP) announces the second phase of work with a value of €124,000 has been released to prospective companies.

The next phase will include the construction of 100 niches, 84 columbariums and 152 ossuaries with the total project planning to expand the existing facilities to 400 new niches, 288 columbariums and 152 ossuaries.

“In a first phase we have executed 71% of the works. Now, the objective is that once the works of the first phase are finished, the works of the second phase will begin in order to complete the project as soon as possible”, underlines the councillor.

The expansion comes as the area has suffered from a lack of niches in recent years.

The mayor of Rincon de la Victoria, Francisco Salado (PP) added that the works are being carried out to “provide new niches, columbariums, ossuaries, and services necessary for the conditioning of the funerary complex to ensure us enough space for the burials that occur in the next 5 years.”

With the first phase nearly completed, the second phase has an execution period of three months, and companies will have until 3pm on November 15 to submit their proposals.

As part of the Cemetery Improvement Plan, the Rincón de la Victoria Town Council has steadily improved the facilities at the cemetery, with the regeneration of the parking area, improved security and accessibility.

Rincon is not the only area to get these council investments, La Cala del Moral and Benagalbon have also received over €60,000 to refurbish the facilities.

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