The Cabildo de Gran Canaria has urged the Government of Spain to include €11 million into the 2017 General Budgets of the State, for the construction of the walkway that will join Las Marañuelas in the centre of Arguineguín and Anfi del Mar along the coast of Mogán after 20 years of waiting.
The island government has requested that the petition be transferred to parliamentary groups in Congress and the Senate (the Spanish houses of parliament) and tender the work as soon as it has approved financing, a measure that was unanimously approved in the last island plenary session, by all political parties.
The southwest coast of Gran Canaria has been waiting for 20 years for this improvement, which is of great importance for the tourist infrastructure of the area, with the need to renovate the existing path between the area of Las Marañuelas and the tourist enclave at Anfi.
The stretch of 2.5 kilometers has accumulated large cement slabs, land areas and natural pools that have not been installed due to the lack of budget, with exception of one stretch of Costa Alegre, which has an accepted rehabilitation project budget of €500,000, a symbolic gesture against the €11 million that is necessary for the full and proper renovation of the walk in its entirety.
The Cabildo compared the Spanish state’s neglect in this project with other investments on the mainland, such as the €10.9 million for improvements to a 1.2 km stretch along the coast of Badalona or the €21 million invested on the coasts of Andalusia, in addition to the €3.1 million contributed for the improvement of Playa de Martiánez, in the municipality of Puerto de la Cruz on our neighbouring island of Tenerife.
The project will increase the economic dynamism of Mogán, one of the two primary tourist municipalities on Gran Canaria, helping to improve the quality of the infrastructure that complements the leisure offering in the area for visitors to the island.