Mojacar finds a suitable spot for lighthouse

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HIGH POINT: The new lighthouse will be built on the Moro Manco hill behind Marina de la Torre.CREDIT: Mojacar Council


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MOJACAR Council is to assign land to the Almeria Port Authority (APA) for the construction of a maritime signal lighthouse.

The structure will be located 150 metres above sea level on the northern slope of Moro Manco hill above Marina de la Torre.

APA will undertake the project through funds approved by the State Ports, with a planned budget of around €300,000. The APA is also drafting the execution of the project, which in addition to the lighthouse and tower, includes an operation zone with all the necessary equipment and building a good access road.

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Mojacar Mayor Maria Cano and APA President Jesus Caicedo visited the site following a meeting at the Town Hall to formalise the land transfer.

Joining them for the meeting and visit were APA Director Juan Manuel Reyes, APA Projects and Works division head Cesar Andujar, and Mojacar Council’s technical architect Rodrigo Lopez.

Caicedo thanked the Mayor and the local authority for their collaboration on a project which is aimed at improving the system of maritime signals along the Levante stretch of the provincial coastline.

The APA president also said the lighthouse would make the name and image of Mojacar better known, commenting, “once it is operational, Mojacar, which is already well known, will be even more so as the name will appear on all the world’s nautical charts.”

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