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New Mental Health Department for Tenerife Hospital

New Mental Health Department for Tenerife HospitalThe new Unit of Active Rehabilitation of Mental Health of the University Hospital of the Canary Islands (HUC) has just been opened. The new building has two hundred and twenty-five square metres for therapeutic workshops and multi-purpose rooms for the care of patients and family members. Another sixty square metres are for storage facilities.

This project has cost 531,934 euros and has also allowed improvements to adjoining areas of the building. A new containment wall has been erected and spaces have been created to develop outdoor therapeutic and leisure activities.

80% of patients admitted to the Mental Health Area will benefit from activities, such as the urban garden, gymnastics and psychomotricity, sensory stimulation and art therapy.

Until now, workshops were carried out in prefabricated modules that partially met the needs of patients and staff.

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​New Fire Station for South Lanzarote

New Fire Station for South Lanzarote

Lanzarote now has a new fire station in the south of the island. The new infrastructure will serve three municipalities and in this way, it covers a need that for a long time, residents and firefighters have been demanding.

In recent years, with the demographic growth experienced by the island, the needs for firefighting resources were multiplying.

The new fire station is located in the old Casa del Medico de Uga, which has been restored. In the upper part are the bedrooms, the kitchen, the services and the gym, and the lower floor is intended for offices.

In the annex to this fire station, a garage has been built to house the firefighting truck with a capacity of 3,000 m3 of water, a 4x4 and a jet ski. This fire station will have a permanent crew of 3 firefighters.

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​MetroGuagua in Gran Canaria to Become Icon of Las Palmas

MetroGuagua in Gran Canaria to Become Icon of Las Palmas

The planned MetroGuagua interchange at Hoya de la Plata, which will improve mobility in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, is planned to become an iconic centre in the southern region of the city, as well as for the whole capital city.

A recent presentation meeting for this project included the participation of Mobility Councillor, Jose Eduardo Ramirez, the Architect, Carlos Diez, and the General Director of Municipal Buses, Miguel Angel Rodriquez.

Ramirez said “We are talking about an area of 7,900 square metres that will have not only spaces necessary for the operation of the MetroGuagua for workshops, offices and a control centre, but also for commercial and public spaces with new parks and green areas.”

This presentation explained that the new MetroGuagua interchange station will be tendered in the next three or four months for an amount of around 10 million euros, and this project will take around two years to complete. It was emphasised that this interchange for the MetroGuagua was a whole would be ‘revolutionary’ for the mobility of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, since it will change the culture of the movement of citizens with this ‘transformative’ initiative within an urban context.

This interchange will eventually become the garage for the MetroGuagua vehicles, the origin and destination of the routes, and where the vehicles will ‘sleep’ when not needed, as well as space for taxi stops and bike parking.

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Lanzarote Airport Now Renamed

Lanzarote Airport Now RenamedThe airport of Lanzarote is now called Airport Cesar Manrique Lanzarote at the request of the Ministry of Development. This change of name also coincides with the change of the official name of Barcelona El Prat Airport that now becomes the Josep Tarradellas Airport Barcelona El Prat to honour the memory of the former president of the Generalitat de Catalunya, in recognition and respect for his historical role and as a reminder of his legacy this year that marks the 30thanniversary of his death.

The Cesar Manrique Lanzarote Airport pays tribute to the memory and legacy of the Canarian artist, coinciding with the centenary of his birth on 24 April, to give his name to the airport of the island where he was born.

Cesar Manrique has been widely linked to all the Canary Islands, as his work as a painter, sculptor and artist is intimately linked to the defence of ecology and the environment, and he wanted to achieve the perfect interaction between artistic expression and nature and to the image and projection of the Canary Islands for visitors. It is also well known that it was his work to maintain landscape values of the island of Lanzarote that has contributed to its sustainable development for tourism.

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​La Gomera Reservoir is Almost Full

La Gomera Reservoir is Almost Full

La Encantadora, the reservoir that is located in the Vallehermoso region of La Gomera, is reported to be holding around 750,000 cubic litres of storage water, and is the third reservoir with the largest capacity on the island.

Twenty-four years ago, it was completely empty, and last year reached almost capacity levels for the first time, as reported by the Water Regulatory Board. It currently has a capacity of over 700,000 cubic metres, which covers the urban and agricultural supply, and supports a community of over 200 irrigators.

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Final Section of Fuerteventura Road Now in Operation

Final Section of Fuerteventura Road Now in OperationThe commissioning of the final section of the La Caldereta to Corralejo road, a fundamental infrastructure on the north-south axis of Fuerteventura, of 6 kilometres between the Lajares junction and the Corralejo roundabout, was attended by Pablo Rodriquez, Vice President of the Government of the Canary Islands.

The Ministry of Public Works and Transport reported that the commissioning of this section concludes a project that has been key to Fuerteventura, because, in addition to being able to have a convenient and safe route, the island is now has better communication.

This road project, which cost around 65.94 million euros, is described by the Vice President as one of the most important infrastructures for the economic and social development of Fuerteventura by connecting Corralejo with the capital and the airport with a high capacity way.

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Electric Cars for Children in Tenerife Hospital


Electric Cars for Children in Tenerife HospitalChildren in the University Hospital of the Canary Islands in Tenerife will travel to the operating theatre or to go for various tests on board electric cars.

This initiative, which has already been launched at the Mother and Child Hospital of Gran Canaria and other hospitals in the peninsula, is operated by the Red Cross and the Obra Social La Caixa.

The purpose for using electric cars with young children in this hospital is reported to be all about reducing the stress caused by admission, improving awakening after operations, as well as to facilitate the post-operative period.

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