THE socialists on Gergal council are urging the town hall to reopen the town’s iron ore mines.
Over the last decades Gergal has suffered an big reduction in the number of people on the padron, the party will say in a motion it plans to present at the next plenary meeting.
This is due to the lack of employment opportunities which could provide a stable way of life, maintained party spokesman Antonio Ruano, but recovering Gergal’s mining industry could provide jobs and prosperity.
“At the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th, Gergal enjoyed brilliant growth and the evidence can still be seen,” he said.
Reopening the mines would reactivate employment although this would have to be achieved with minimum environmental impact while putting the general interest first, Ruano emphasised.