THE Mayor of Adra has pledged to continue working hard to move the municipality forward in 2020.
Speaking at an official act to review the most important council actions of the last 12 months, Manuel Cortes claimed 2019 was a year marked by improvements to basic services and by upgrading and creating new infrastructure in both Adra town and the outlying districts.
The New Year will, he said, see the local administration make every effort “so that our town continues advancing, generating opportunities, and on the road to progress.”
Among the 2019 local authority measures Cortes highlighted were an investment of more than €1 million in municipal road resurfacing and paving, the transformation and creation of children’s play areas, the acquisition of new machinery and vehicles for municipal surfaces, upgrades to sports infrastructure, the installation of LED street lighting and works on the Cerro de Montecristo archaeological site.
He also highlighted council support for the local farming, fishing and trade sectors last year, specific actions including resurfacing some five kilometres of rural roads, the works currently underway to construct a new walkway at the fish market and the creation of the new Adra KMCERO gastronomy brand “to unite the excellence and quality of our restaurant businesses.”
Cortes put particular emphasis on the award of the works contract for remodelling Adra port, which he said once finished “will change the character of our town for the forthcoming decades.”
The Mayor ended his presentation by talking about major municipal projects currently underway, notably the €1.2 million makeover of the central market, the creation of safe pedestrian routes to schools and the enlargement of the La Curva medical centre, which is nearly completed.