Valencia to invest 756,000 euros in harbour wall repairs in Xàbia

The investment will address complaints about lack of services and affects of maritime storms on moorings.

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Monday 15th March 2021 | CARLOS LÓPEZ (translated by MIKE SMITH)

The Ministry of Territorial Policy at the Generalitat Valenciana has announced that it will allocate 756,000 euros to repair the eastern harbour wall (that with the green lighthouse) in the port of Xàbia, an area where some of the moorings managed by the Ministry itself are located and which are in a sorry state.

The Xàbia Moorings Association has complained about the poor condition of the harbour wall on numerous occasions, an area where their boats are moored and where there is a total lack of services such as water and electricity as well as the lack of protection that means that their vessels are often affected by fierce maritime storms.

The news arrived with the approval of the regional government’s budgets for 2021, with 900,000 euros allocated for the repair of this area. Last Friday, Arcadi España, head of the Ministry of Territorial Policy, held a meeting with mayors of municipalities with ports in the Comunidad Valenciana in which they will jointly invest seven million euros for emergency works, almost 1.5 million of which will be invested in Xàbia.

Specifically, half will be allocated to the repair work of the Caleta del Puerto, and another 759,000 for the harbour wall, projects that the Ministry has reported in a statement will allow it to “undertake emergency work … to guarantee the total normality and security of the port”.

These investments announced this year are in addition those made in the past, when the Ministry renovated the old jetties of the public moorings closest to the boat ramp and the fishermen’s dock.


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