Following four years of delays the building of the new Temporary Care Center for Foreigners (CATE) in Motril Port is finally finished.
Within this elapse there have been ignored complaints and failed pledges and yet even with this completion it does not necessarily mean that it is going to be opened right away, because it still has to be furnished. The Central Government hasn’t given a date for the completion of this next step.
The CATE is supposed to temporarily house immigrants who reach Spain’s shores between the Strait of Gibraltar and the Costa Tropical but until a contract for the furnishing and cleaning of the installations is put out for tender, its doors will remain closed.
This situation has left the police officers, who have to provide security in the port for the old installations, not impressed.
Sr. César Calín, who is General Secretary for the police union, Unified Police Union of Granada (SUP) considers the delays as “shameful.” He also complained about the state of the existing facilities: “We have leaks and air conditioning problems, if two boats arrive in a row we are sunk because there is no space. It is not dignified for officers to work in these conditions.”
(News/Noticias: Motril, Costa Tropical, Granada, Andalucia)