The Mar Menor is in crisis due to degradation and pollution. The Minister of Water, Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries and Environment, Antonio Luengo, has stated that, of the 311 million euros of the Regional Budget, 56 million will be used to undertake actions aimed at their protected recovery and subsequent protection.
The government’s actions will focus on university research and the development of eight strategic projects, such as autochthonous filters, bioreactor rafts and biomass cleaning and removal. More initiatives will also be carried out to rehabilitate the collectors in Los Alcázares and the facilities of the Parque de las Salinas of San Pedro del Pinatar will be remodeled.
The regional Budget, 1.17% higher than last year, will also allocate investments for various initiatives related to organic farming, the fight against climate change or the modernization of irrigation. In addition, 58 million euros will also be assigned for projects that improve the agri-environmental and climate sector, as well as aid for the maintenance of organic farming, the improvement of agricultural machinery and the promotion of renewable energy.
Luengo explained that the regional government shares the concern about the care and protection of environment. Therefore, he believes that this year we should give a definitive boost to policies to fight climate change.
The Ministry will also allocate 15 million euros to continue developing the Waste Plan of the Region of Murcia. In this way, it is planned to adapt the treatment plants of Lorca and Ulea so that they can accommodate organic waste.