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Estepona will remodel 11 more town streets partly with EU funds

One of the Estepona streets already benefiting from a new look.
One of the Estepona streets already benefiting from a new look. / CHARO MÁRQUEZ
  • The resort wants to continue its development model of being The Garden of the Costa del Sol, with more plants and greenery

The council in Estepona has put out to tender the contract to draw up the plan to remodel eleven streets in the town as part of the Estepona, Garden of the Costa del Sol project.

The improvements are expected to cost almost 1.5 million euros and 80 per cent of funds will be provided by the EU's Regional Development Fund, with the town hall paying the rest. The planning stage contract itself is for 45,000 euros and should take two months to deliver before the work itself goes out to contract.

The project envisages replacing the surfaces and street furniture, changing signage and bringing in new planting. At the same time, the rain drains and utility cabling and piping will be improved.

Councillor for Infrastructure, Development and Tourism, Ana Velasco, referring to the strategy of using greenery to beautify the streets, said that the aim of the initiative is to "further advance with a town model that began in 2012 and has created a real identity, which has made Estepona into a more competitive tourist and business destination."