MALAGA’S west coastal towns of Manílva, Casares and Estepona, have jointly offered finance to the Andalusian Council (Junta de Andalucía) to complete the hospital project Chare, which was due to start construction in 2005.
The three town halls have agreed to finance 50% of the 16 million needed to build the high technology hospital, similar to the Chare in Benalmádena.
The proposal made In the press conference yesterday, the president of Costa del Sol’s west coastal communities, Margarita del Cid, the governor of Estepona, José María García Urbano and the mayor of Manilva, Diego Urieta announced the proposal yesterday at a press conference, where they all collaborated and said the proposal was made, “in the spirit of the communities” and because there is “a vital necessity in the area” for the west coastal inhabitants.
The offer consists of Estepona town hall paying 25% of the total construction, while Casares and Manilva pay 10% each of the total cost. Margarita del Cid welcomed the joint venture and said: “ Reuniting the good will of our town halls is of public interest, and enables the communities to have a health infrastructure that should have been functioning in 2009”.
The major of Estepona reminded the press that the council agreed to build the hospital in 2005 to accommodate the growing population of 200,000 inhabitants in the summer months. He said: “The economic structure has been agreed with the council, it is of absolute necessity to strengthen and improve the health service in the area. It will also relieve pressure from the Costa del Sol hospital in Marbella”.
The hospital project solicited the building licence in 2008 and it was granted in 2009, but in June 2011, the Andalusian Council decided not to go ahead and the proposal has been stopped ever since.