The central government's representative in Malaga province, María Gámez, announced via her Twitter account last Friday, that the modification to Nerja's long-awaited sewage treatment plant project has been approved. She tweeted (in Spanish): Good news for #Nerja #Malaga - Modification for waste water station approved. The announcement came two weeks after Nerja's mayor, José Alberto Armijo, met with central government representatives in Madrid to discuss the outstanding works.
Despite 90 per cent of the plant being complete since May, approval for the modification, which is for work omitted in the original plan and valued at an extra two million euros, is needed to be given by central government for the project to be completed.
While SUR was unable to get confirmation of start and finish dates for the work from the central government, Armijo posted on his Facebook account last Friday that work would start "within the next few days" and take "around eight months to complete."
Nerja's sewage treatment plant is three years behind schedule, due to financial problems with the company responsible for the project and the approval for the modification.