JAVEA played host to two important meetings attended by president of the Valencian Community, Ximo Puig, as the town continues to battle the aftermath of the recent fires which devastated parts of the Municipality.
Puig was accompanied by Regional environment minister, Elena Cebrian, and mayor of Javea, Jose Chulvi, in a round table discussion also attended by the mayors of Benitachell, Bolulla, Tarbena, and Callosa.
Additional summits in October will include representatives from various civil authorities including emergency services, environmental technicians, biologists, hunters, farmers, and hikers.
Chulvi declared the initial meetings a success, applauding the ‘consensus’ that has been reached between the Regional Government, Provincial Council, and Javea Town Hall.
The southern coastline of Javea will be awarded special protection within the larger plan of preservation for the Marina Alta cliffs, with authorities committed to restoring damaged ecosystems to prevent further disasters.
Both Puig, and Cebrian, expressed their gratitude at the solidarity shown by the people of Javea both during, and after the fires, in particular highlighting the efforts of the volunteer firefighters, who were crucial in controlling the flames.
A permanent body of volunteers will be established in Javea from next year, with funding for surveillance and firefighting equipment to be provided by Alicante’s Provincial administration.