COSTA BLANCA NEWS: Valencian government earmarks €9.5 million for Marina Alta investment

LION’S SHARE: Javea is set to receive the biggest chunk of the cash CREDIT: commons.wikimedia.org

THE Valencian government has earmarked €9.5 million of the 2020 budget for investment in the Marina Alta region.
Generalitat deputy Rosa Mustafa confirmed the sum during a visit to Ondara.
The amount comes under the budget sections for works and equipment, the acquisition of centres and land purchase, among others.
Javea is set to receive the biggest chunk of the cash, at €.2.4 million. Denia and Calpe are next on the list, with just over €1.7 million apiece.
Teulada – Moraira gets €1.3 million and Pego just above €1.2 million.
Other municipalities which will benefit from the Valencia administration budget for this year are
Benissa (€428,000), Benitatxell (€16,300), Gata de Gorgos (€120,000), Ondara (€57,411), Pedreguer (€25;000) Els Poblets (€24,540) and Alcalali (€285;917).
Mustafa also pointed out that the region will get €33 million for completing the TRAM light railway.
Specific projects in the Marina Alta in the Generalitat’s 2020 plans include repairs to Javea’s port dock and more than €100,000 for the port zone water system network.
Repairs are also set to be carried out on Denia port’s south dock. More than €160,000 has been set aside for the installation of public lighting along the municipality’s seafront.
There will be investments in improvements in a number of the region’s schools and in school transport assistance.
In the culture and heritage section, the 2020 budget includes more than €437,000 for the construction of a new auditorium in Teulada and €25,000 for conservation works on Pedreguer’s Santa Creu church.
The main investment in Ondara municipality is the €505,000 for the Virgen de la Soledad old people’s home.

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