The vice president of theJunta de Andalucíaand Minister of Tourism, Regeneration, Justice and Local Administration, Juan Marín, has announced the concession of more than 5.3 million euros to 11 coastal municipalities for the recovery and improvement of their beachesfor the next summer season.
Benalmádena will receive a total of 491,330.90 euros from these grants, which are awarded on a competitive basis, and which, according to the Junta de Andalucía, have experienced an increase in items compared to the previous call.
The beaches of the municipality have been the only ones in Málaga to which this subsidy is awarded, from which a dozen other towns throughout Andalusia will benefit.
“We continue to bet on local entities so that they can have a competitive offer compared to other destinations. It is essential to continue working and improving our coastline year after year for the arrival of visitors. Our Andalusian coast is an undeniable attraction and with these items they will be even more modern, accessible, safe and sustainable ”, assured Marín.
These items are aimed at local Andalusian entities on the coast in order to maintain and increase the quality of its coastline through environmental recovery and the achievement of a more sustainable use of the beaches, and this in order to promote the growth of these areas and promote the environmental and socioeconomic sustainability of Andalusian rural areas.
In this year’s call, grants have been awarded to the municipalities of Almería (498,815.99 euros), El Ejido (500,000 euros) and Mojácar (396,545.81 euros) in the province of Almería; Chipiona (499,817.44 euros), Rota (499,750.31 euros) and Tarifa (499,428.40 euros) in Cádiz; Salobreña (467,861.76 euros) and Polopos-La Mamola (499,750.31 euros) in Granada; Cartaya (498,279.39 euros) and Isla Cristina (499,992.94 euros) in Huelva; Y Benalmádena (491.330,90 euros) in Málaga.
Forty-four municipalities (or population centers) have been submitted to these grants, the aforementioned benefiting from having obtained the highest score in the 20 scale criteria established by the grant.
For the Minister of Tourism “it is the perfect time to grant these grants with the aim that these municipalities can develop projects during these months and undertake the relevant improvements on their coastline for the summer season. Andalusia will once again be one of the preferred destinations for tourists in the summer months and we must continue to provide visitors with experiences linked to excellence ”.
Investments in rural areas that allow the adaptation to climate change and risk prevention and management on the Andalusian coastline and that include restoration of coastal tourist infrastructures; o the conditioning of the infrastructures and provision of the necessary equipment to improve the accessibility of coastal beaches; wave adaptation of movable property intended to improve accessibility or safety of the coastline; or actions related to cleaning and hygieneof the coastline.
In addition, the acquisition of equipment for coastal areas, which contribute to the achievement, among others, of quality and environmental distinctions; the construction, improvement and modernization of tourist information and orientation centers; the creation of trailsfor use by non-motor means, routes around paths and roads, and putting into value of greenways; or the introduction of tourist routes.