Fernando Clavijo, President of the Canary Islands said this week that local residents have had to wait for the expansion of the port of Playa Blanca in Lanzarote for over 20 years, but the budget granted in December 2017 of 39.33 million euros from the European Union Regional Development Fund will be released to complete the work within two years.
The president explained that there had been many obstacles but thanks to the Ministry of Public Works and Transport this project is shown to be of great importance for the socioeconomic development of the south of Lanzarote.
This work will involve the installation of construction and management offices, perimeter fences of the construction site and road signs, demolition of parts of the existing shoulder to generate better access to the area of construction, and removal of part of the dam breakwater.
The expansion of the port of Playa Blanca will double its surface area from 91,470 square metres to 205,569 square metres with new concourses to offer more boarding and parking areas. The dock will be used for fishing, recreation and sports boats and increase its current capacity from 162 berths to 210 berths.
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