€140,000 investment for improving urban accessibility at the Puerto Rico Shopping Centre
Work has already begun to improve urban accessibility in the surroundings of Puerto Rico mall. The Mayor of Mogán, Onalia Bueno, visited last week with the Councilor for Works, Ernesto Hernández, to announce that the Mogán Townhall is investing €140,000 of municipal funds to replace pavements, resolve obstacles and tackle accessibility problems on pavements, curbs and pedestrian crossings and to resurface the service street “calle Archipiélago Chinijo”.
The works are expected to last about six weeks and will be carried out in phases, to try and ensure that not all accesses to the comercial centre will be affected at the same time so as to try to cause as little harm as possible to local business.
The mayor of Mogán said “this action to improve accessibility was one of the proposals of this government group’s improvements in tourist areas.” Bueno noted that “the renovation has been well received by the business sector in the shopping centre, as the area was quite deteriorated due to a lack of proper maintenance.”
The mayor referred to other actions to improve tourist infrastructure that have been carried out in Puerto Rico “such as the renovation of the staircase next to the Shopping Centre. We want to contribute to, improve and provide quality for tourist infrastructures in the municipality and, especially, in mature tourist destinations such as Puerto Rico “.
Mogán say they will continue working to obtain financing from other administrations to improve tourist infrastructures. The Government of the Canary Islands has already awardedan amount of around €200,000 to reform the Agua La Perra stairways, works that were being demanded by the merchants and users and residents of the apartments in the area. In addition, the Government of the Canary Islands is awaiting tenders for the renovation of three other stairways in tourist areas within the municipality, some of these projects are included firmly in the budgets for 2018, within agreements made with the central Government of Spain.