ELIAS BENDODO, president of Malaga Provincial Council, paid a visit to the site of Nerja’s future fire station last week.
The facility, which local residents will be welcoming with open arms, will take the place of the provincial fire brigade station in the area and provide service to about 48,000 in Nerja, Torrox, Competa, Frigiliana and part of Algarrobo.
Nerja, Bendodo said, is a growing town where the population and amount of tourists visiting are increasing steadily, meaning it needs better emergency services. The work, he reported, should be finished by the end of this year, four months ahead of schedule.
The fire station has a €934,858 budget, 56.7 per cent of which was provided by the provincial council and the rest by the local council, to build on a 3,661 square metre plot by Avenida Antonio Villasclaras next to the access road into town from the A7 motorway.
Malaga company Sando, known for its pioneer worker safety system called SafePemp which reduces the risk of accidents on elevating platforms, is in charge of the work.
The building will consist of two wings in an L shape. The first, lower wing will house offices, living areas and changing rooms. The second wing will house the garages and workshops.