Port Tents to be Replaced

Tuesday, October 23, 2018
By Vivienne Hughes

MOT Immigrants Port Tents OnLAfter being flooded out in recent days owing to the rainfall, it has been decided to provide better accommodation for immigrants than just tents in the Motril port.

The Centro de Atención Temporal de Extranjeros (CATE) was erected by the Unidad Militar de Emergencias (UME) as a provisional arrangement for housing immigrants brought into the port by maritime rescue services. The permanent facilities there is hopelessly inadequate and is being reformed in the meantime.

So the large army tents will be substituted for more stable ‘modules,’ whose cost has still not been calculated.

Central Government Delegate for Andalucía, Rodríguez Gómez de Celis, said that this substitution would be carried out within “a short period of time.”

“The immigrants who are arriving don’t want to stay in Andalucia, not even Spain; they want to reach the rest of Europe, which is why the Government considers that this is a European problem and not simply a Spanish one,” he explained.

“We are working towards establishing three such temporary, holding centres in Andalusian ports: Motril, Almería and Málaga,” he continued.

He concluded by stating, “We know what is needed and where it should be; i.e., the number of accommodation modules and their location, but at the moment we are working out a budget – Motril will be the first port to receive them.”

(News: Motril, Costa Tropical, Granada, Andalucia)

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