CONSTRUCTION works at the new bus station in Motril, Axarquia, have already begun.
It was the last project of Manuel Morales, former head of the Regional Development Department, who unveiled the details before he was let go from his position as the pact between his party, Izquierda Unida, and governing socialist party PSOE was broken and early elections called.
With a budget of €1.5 million, the new station will have 12 platforms, gardens and a building with shops.
The station project was first set out in 2001, and in 2006 the Junta de Andalucia regional government approved a €1.8 million budget to fund it.
In 2010 the then provincial delegate of the Public Works regional department visited the land plot where the station was to be built, in the area of El Vadillo, and she announced that the construction work would soon begin. However, the work did not get started back then.
Mr Morales explained last Monday (January 26) during his visit that the company, which was put in charge of its creation back in 2010, had been replaced and that the station would be located in the town’s southeast area, close to the Puntalon motorway.
It is expected for works to be completed in a period of 15 months, coinciding with the Semana Santa (Easter) of 2016, a highly touristic season which would represent a positive start for the new station.