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Axarquía gets funds for olive oil museum and raisin research centre

Axarquía Muscatel grape harvest in Moclinejo.
Axarquía Muscatel grape harvest in Moclinejo. / Ñ.Salas
  • The provincial government has given significant funds to Axarquía town halls to invest in a number of new projects

The Diputación de Málaga provincial government has awarded a number of town halls in the Axarquía funds to roll out a number of projects.

Cómpeta town hall has been awarded 250,000 euros to set up an olive oil museum. The town's old olive oil factory has been earmarked for the museum which will show the entire process from the olives arriving at a mill, to the final product being bottled. There will also be space for exhibitions and cultural activities.

A further 200,000 euros has gone to Moclinejo for an Axarquía Muscatel raisin research centre, which the council has said will attract tourists to the village as well as being of significant interest to the agro-food industry in the local area.

Other funds have gone to the villages of Arenas and Benamargosa to improve their respective football pitches and the older people's day centre in Árchez is set to be refurbished.

Macharaviaya town hall has received 38,480 euros to convert two warehouses and replace the town hall roof.