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​World Soil Day in Lanzarote Turns Roofs into Orchards

World Soil Day in Lanzarote Turns Roofs into Orchards

This week, Arrecife in Lanzarote hosted a workshop to celebrate World Soil Day, and provided advice to local residents on how to grow crops in their homes, including creating a garden on the roof.

This event helped to explain to local people that with the use of containers, trays and pots and a mixture of soils, such as plant food and compost, they could grow their own lettuce, tomatoes and onions, and examples of these were on display.

At the end of this event, those participating were able to take home a small garden to place on their roof, and the Municipality of Arrecife sees this as motivation for local residents to take advantage of their empty roofs across this city.

People who attended this event included many who had never attempted to grow plants before, and others reported that they had tried to grow plants, but without success. This World Soil Day gave all those who attended the event plenty of essential tricks to make a success of turning their roofs into orchards, or at least small allotments.

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Many Cruise Ship Passengers Arrive in Lanzarote on the Same Day

Many Cruise Ship Passengers Arrive in Lanzarote on the Same Day

Last Thursday was busy in the port of Arrecife, as five cruise ships arrived on the same day bringing with them over 16,000 passengers.

Lanzarote is used to welcoming many tourists to the island, but this was the first time so many cruise ships and cruise passengers arrived on the same day. However, local shops, cafes and restaurants met the challenge successfully, and all shopping areas were very busy.

These ships were expected and had been booked for some time, so the local tourist information points were reinforced, and extra taxis were available at the port of Arrecife to transports these passengers to popular tourist spots on the island.

The Chamber of Commerce of Lanzarote is now demanding that the arrival of these five cruise ships shows the need to expand the port on the island, and especially as one of the cruise ships had to dock at the container terminal.

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​Playa Blanca Port in Lanzarote to be Improved

Playa Blanca Port in Lanzarote to be Improved

There will be significant investment to improve the port of Playa Blanca in the south of Lanzarote, which should also improve communication between this port and Corralejo in Fuerteventura.

These improvements have been delayed over recent months due to the appearance of algae during the hot summer months, but as this issue has now disappeared, construction work has begun and it is expected that this will be completed within two years.

This improvement of the port of Playa Blanca includes a new berthing line and maritime station with a budget for this new infrastructure of around 40 million euros. This investment is expected to improve communications between Lanzarote and Fuerteventura.

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Fuerteventura Disabled Association Celebrates Anniversary

Fuerteventura Disabled Association Celebrates Anniversary

This week ADISFUER or Disabled Association of Fuerteventura celebrated its anniversary and held a gala to honour its 25 years of support for local disabled people on the island. Fernando Clavijo, President of Canary Islands said “we want to highlight the courage of a group of mothers who helped to create an association in which their neighbours also joined. Within five years this association had been consolidated, and today helps to provide some very important services”.

The Counsellor for Social Policies, Cristina Valido, said “this is an historical example to achieve a better life for people with disabilities and their environment, and this week we celebrate 25 years of achievements in helping local residents with disabilities”.

This event was held at the Palacio de Congresos in Puerto del Rosario.

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​Fuerteventura Hospital Expansion Should Be Complete Soon

Fuerteventura Hospital Expansion Should Be Complete Soon

The Canary Islands Ministry of Health reports this week that the expansion of the Fuerteventura Hospital should be completed by the end of 2019 or in early 2020, and this will include a new radiotherapy centre.

When complete this expanded space will cover over 5000 square metres with a three-storey building, ground floor building and an annex area with a conference room. This project will improve the current palliative care centres, a part stay unit for psychiatric patients and specialised medical and surgical units, so that the hospital will be able to increase the number of beds available to patients by another 75, as well as improved oncology facilities.

The radiotherapy unit was a demand by local residents with the slogan ‘For Dignified Health Care in Fuerteventura Now’ that began in 2016 when the island lost its only specialist oncologist in the hospital. This new unit will have a local island staff of professional specialists to run the new radiotherapy unit.

This project will cost around 10 million euros, and the Canary Islands Ministry of Health has recognised the anxiety of Fuerteventura residents that their hospital has lacked the same facilities and qualified medical specialists that are available in hospitals on other Canary Islands. Hopefully, in two years’ time the local hospital will meet all the demands and hopes of the local residents of Fuerteventura.

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