SAN PEDRO business owners want an “emblematic” entrance to the area to attract visitors and boost economy.
The Ministry of Public Works is carrying out work on the A-7 motorway through San Pedro Alcantara, taking it through an underpass which will leave 90,000m2 in the heart of the town open for development.
The President of the Association of Small and Medium Businesses in San Pedro, Briseida Leon, said “we want to have a say about what is going to be built in that area.” “It should be an eye-catching construction” she added.
The work should have been finished in 2009, now the Ministry promises it will be done by early 2012. Around 70 businesses in the area have closed over this time, it was revealed at a forum organized by the Tourism Initiatives Centre to discuss the problems businesses in the area were suffering.
The project for the area has been put out for public tender, the deputy mayor for San Pedro, Miguel Troyano, announced. Although the spokesman for Opcion Sampedreña, Rafael Piña, says this should have been done two years ago, and that instead it has been used as a “political weapon” by the Partido Popular and PSOE.