The Mayor of Nerja, José Alberto Armijo (PP), announced that things could be moving, regarding the EDAR (Estación Depuradora de Aguas Residuales, or sewage treatment plant), which is about time, as Nerja is just about the only town on the Costa del Sol that doesn’t have one. The budget amounts to 40.5m euros.
The Mayor explained that the Secretaría de Estado de Medio Ambiente had approved the administrative clauses contained in the project so that it can be put out to tender.
Sr. Armijo pointed out that according to sources in the said ministry, this would be published in the Boletín Oficial del Estado (State Gazette) before the end of March. Once that is done, the Mayor will set up a committee, heading it himself to handle it.
It was only a few days ago that the local socialist opposition had denounced that the sewage treatment plant had been axed, amongst God knows how many other necessary projects, as part of the austerity measures, so you can imagine how happy the Mayor was to announce this latest development.
Mind you, anything announced prior to the regional elections that took place on the 25th of March should be taken with a pinch of salt.
(News: Nerja, Costa del Sol, Malaga, Andalucia)