COSTA BLANCA NEWS: Valencian government earmarks €9.5 million for Marina Alta investment

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LION’S SHARE: Javea is set to receive the biggest chunk of the cash CREDIT: commons.wikimedia.org

THE Valencian government has earmarked €9.5 million of the 2020 budget for investment in the Marina Alta region.

Generalitat deputy Rosa Mustafa confirmed the sum during a visit to Ondara.

The amount comes under the budget sections for works and equipment, the acquisition of centres and land purchase, among others.

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Javea is set to receive the biggest chunk of the cash, at €.2.4 million. Denia and Calpe are next on the list, with just over €1.7 million apiece.

Teulada – Moraira gets €1.3 million and Pego just above €1.2 million.

Other municipalities which will benefit from the Valencia administration budget for this year are


Benissa (€428,000), Benitatxell (€16,300), Gata de Gorgos (€120,000), Ondara (€57,411), Pedreguer (€25;000) Els Poblets (€24,540) and Alcalali (€285;917).

Mustafa also pointed out that the region will get €33 million for completing the TRAM light railway.

Specific projects in the Marina Alta in the Generalitat’s 2020 plans include repairs to Javea’s port dock and more than €100,000 for the port zone water system network.


Repairs are also set to be carried out on Denia port’s south dock. More than €160,000 has been set aside for the installation of public lighting along the municipality’s seafront.

There will be investments in improvements in a number of the region’s schools and in school transport assistance.

In the culture and heritage section, the 2020 budget includes more than €437,000 for the construction of a new auditorium in Teulada and €25,000 for conservation works on Pedreguer’s Santa Creu church.

The main investment in Ondara municipality is the €505,000 for the Virgen de la Soledad old people’s home.

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