Altea seafront will get its long-awaited facelift when work starts on January. Paula Sanchez de Leon, the national government’s delegate to the Valencian Community, recently visited the town to lay the foundation stone for the €4.4 million project.
The Paseo Maritimo will be the Coastal Authority’s largest undertaking this legislation, Sanchez de Leon announced.
“This will change the face and façade of Altea,” the government delegate declared. “And the central government has once again demonstrated that it is committed to the Valencian Community and keeps its word.”
The artificial lagoon enclosed by a sea wall and popularly known as El Charco (the pond) will be replaced by a beach up to 40 metres wide that starts at the port and continues to the mouth of the Algar.
The government delegate was accompanied by Altea’s mayor Miguel Ortiz as well as Pablo Saavedra, director general for Coastal and Maritime Sustainability and Rosa de los Rio who heads the Coastal Authority in Alicante province.
“First we succeeded in having the Old Town declared an Asset of Cultural Interest (BIC). Now we have achieved our second objective with the new Paseo,” said a satisfied Ortiz.