The Estepona City Council will offer itself to the National Government to execute and pay for the stabilization works of the coast after the damages suffered due to the last storm, an initiative that its mayor, José María García Urbano, will submit to the Spanish Federation of Municipalities and Provinces (FEMP) to request regulatory modifications that allow the consistories temporarily assume the powers in terms of coastal defense.
This was highlighted this Wednesday by the alderman, who has asked the central government to adopt a quick and urgent response” in relation to the problem that the coast suffers from storms.
In this regard, he reiterated the provision of the City Council Estepona to execute and pay for the works that are necessary for this purpose, and has advanced that in the next meeting of government of the FEMP A motion will be presented in this sense to offer the possibility that the central government, as the competent administration in this matter, agree with the municipalities the execution of said coastal protection works.
“We just need give us the projects and the corresponding authorizationsthe city councils willing to solve this problem would look for financing”, explained the councilor, who has shown himself convinced that in In a short period of time, this protection of the coastline would be achieved.
In that sense, the Consistory is willing to contribute the necessary financial amounts, as well as seek the private collaboration of the affected entities for this circumstance, “to put an end to this problem that continuously threatens our tourism sector and reduces its competitiveness”.
José María García Urbano recalled that in the places on the Estepona coast where action has been taken, decades ago with coastal defense work there are evident results of stabilization and protection against storms, as is the case of the central beach of La Rada.
Likewise, he pointed out that with measures in this sense The problems that these storms cause in the sanitation network or infrastructures would be avoided. of the coastline. Nor should we be claiming the central government periodic contributions of sandwhich end up being temporary and ephemeral actions that do not provide a solution to this problem.