The Central Government has given the go ahead for a new immigrant-holding centre in Motril within the port confines in the eastern dock area. The exact location is next to the old CATE (holding centre).
After a visit from the regional ombudsman where he recommended shutting down the old one, a temporary tent city was erected, which proved to be wholely inadequate when the rains came.
The next arrangement was the use of modules, but which again failed because the capacity offered by the tent arrangement of 250 persons was reduced to just 52 using modules.
So, here we are with the latest holding centre, which is already under way. The set up is modular and similar to the arrangement in Málaga, explained Inmaculada López Calahorro, who is the provincial subdelegate for the Central Government.
The work taking place at the moment is the basic infrastructural utilities: gas, electricity and water mains, as well as sewage disposal. The modules are brand new, unlike the ones used previously.
The subdelegate was unwilling to reveal how many people it can house, claiming that the exact number of modules is not known.
(News: Motril, Costa Tropical, Granada, Andalucia)