By Cathy Elelman • 17 January 2020 • 18:08
STRONG TIES: There are historical, cultural and trade links between the two municipalities.
CREDIT: Ayuntamiento de Huercal-Overa
HUERCAL-OVERA and Lorca councils have been talking common interests.
The Costa Almeria municipality mayor Francisca Lourdes Fernandez and Economic Promotion councillor Alfonso Provencio met this week with the head of the Lorca authority Diego Jose Mateos to discuss matters which are important for both localities.
The meeting agenda covered agriculture and livestock, culture, heritage, tourism, business development and the environment.
“This first contact serves as a starting point for working together on projects of interest which will allow for reaching common aims for both municipalities, which are committed to sustainable development orientated towards improving residents’ quality of life and to creating new employment opportunities”, the Huercal-Overa council head commented.
The Lorca Mayor highlighted the fact that not only are the municipalities geographically close, but there are also strong historical, cultural and trade ties between the two.
Huercal-Overa was included within the borders of Lorca for 200 years up until 1668 after the Catholic Monarchs handed over the town to Lorca council following victory in the Battle of Los Alporchones in 1452.
The two municipalities have started a twinning process which will conclude next June with a formal act to be held in the Murcian locality.
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Cathy Elelman is the local writer for the Costa de Almeria edition of the Euro Weekly News.
Based in Mojacar for the last 21 years, Cathy is very much part of the local community and is always well and truly up on all the latest news and events going on in this region of Spain.
Her top goals are to do the best job she can informing the local English-speaking community, visitors to the area and the wider world about about the news in Almeria, to learn something new every day, and to embrace very new challenge this fast-changing world brings her way.
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