THE Commonwealth has announced that it will speed up progress on the waterway between Gibraltar and Nerja.
The announcement has been made that the Commonwealth will inject nearly €3 million into the Environmental Complex of Casares and a section of the Senda Litoral in Estepona.
The main aim of the new pipeline is to maintain a consistent supply of water to the Malaga region, an area currently under threat as many of the regions reservoirs reach drought proportions.
Although the proposal affects the whole of Malaga, one of the main projects covered under the agreement will be to interconnect the network of reservoirs from Campo de Gibraltar to Nerja.
The progress was announced on Monday 30 September by the president of the regional body and mayor of Benahavis, José Antonio Mena (PP), shortly after the agreement for the first stage of investments was agreed.
The largest investment will be reserved for the new facilities in Casares with a total of €2.4 million, with a further €270,000 going towards the Senda Litoral and €135,000 on the reservoir of Benalmadena.
José Antonio Mena has explained the reasoning behind the cash injections,” The magnificent economic management that has been carried out in recent years gives us a result that we can carry out these investments that benefit the whole region.”
Speaking on the Gibraltar – Nerja pipeline, José Antonio Mena recalled “the Regional Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries and Sustainable Development has just tendered the works for a new two-way interconnection between the Campo de Gibraltar and the facilities of Acosol, Nerja.