The Marbella Town Hall has started the boardwalk repair work after the damage caused by the last storm surge, with some damages recorded on the coast amounting to 450,000 euros and whose action aims to restore security urgently, as announced on Tuesday by the Councilor for Works, Diego López.

The mayor lamented that “bad weather has returned again cause damage and loss of sand important on the coast, fundamentally in the areas of Casablanca, La Fontanilla, El Faro and La Venus and to a lesser extent in San Pedro Alcántara and Nueva Andalucía”, adding that “we are working in coordination with the Department of Beaches to restore the situation and leave them in perfect condition before Easter”.

The councilman, who has pointed out that the The cost of the damage both on the promenades and on the beaches rises to 450,000 euroshas visited one of the most affected areas and has detailed that “in addition to the replacement of 9,956 square meters of albero in various areas and the destruction of the breakwater wall attached to the retaining wall of the promenade in Marbellamar, have also been recorded major damage to beach furniture and more than 7,000 meters of electrical pipes that we will have to repair to restore security with lighting”.

Likewise, he pointed out that “one of the breakdowns that can be seen is that with the saltpeter, entire phases of electrical systems were sulfated in areas of difficult access, especially in the section from the Don Pepe hotel to the Marbella Club”.

In addition, the City Council avoid risks has located and closed to the public 45 meters of promenade in the most affected section in front of the Marbellamar urbanization and has asked the neighbors to use the temporary diversion until security is restored and repair the retaining wall.

“We have started to work urgently to reduce existing berms on beaches through specific machinery”, said the councilman, who has advanced that from the Consistory “it is will hire the rental of three articulated trucksa rotating machine, a tub truck and two loaders that will carry out actions together with the units of the Beaches and Environment delegation itself”.

In this sense, two of the Articulated trucks will carry out their work on the beaches of Casablanca and La Fontanilla for ten days, while the other similar vehicle will do it in The Cable, along with a tub truck and spinning machine to be able to remove some 10,000 cubic meters of sand and deposit it in La Fontanilla.

On the other hand, two loaders will work in San Pedro Alcántara and Nueva Andalucía, while the municipal machinery will do so in El Faro and La Venus. will also be held electrical and water repairs in the affected areas as a matter of urgency and action will be taken on the damage caused, also on beach furniture, mainly in showers and footbaths.

In total, the expenses of the different repairs planned on the promenade amount to 250,000 euros and another 200,000 in terms of beaches, which according to López “the town could have been saved if the central government attended to the successive claims that the City Council and the mayor herself, Ángeles Muñoz, have made, requesting a solution from the problem that Marbella has due to the lack of jetties”.

The mayor, who lamented “the difficulties added to these tasks by the carriers’ strike”, has urged the National Executive to “commit once and for all to the city and give a definitive solution to the beaches of the municipality“. “We are playing a lot, more and more, against other tourist destinations and we cannot continue fearing that a storm will take the sand from one day to the next and leave our coastline completely bare”, said López.

The mayor has recalled that in several plenary sessions of the Municipal Corporation it has been claimed urge the Executive of Pedro Sánchez to adopt the necessary and urgent measures to guarantee the optimal state of the beaches of the municipality and in the last plenary session that immediately make the contributions of sand in the most affected areas. “It is essential that the procedures for projects to provide the coast with breakwaters be streamlined,” the councilor stressed.

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