After two decades with the idea on hold, Fuengirola has at last taken the first step towards a key new piece of infrastructure in a town which can't grow in size but can get better in terms of available services.
Last week Fuengirola council announced that it was putting out to tender the contract to draw up the plan for an expansion and redevelopment of the Puerto Deportivo in the resort, the initial phase before building work is later put out to contract.
The budget to draw up the design is 229,000 euros, and the project aims to increase the attractiveness of the marina to local residents and visitors, better connecting it with the town. The expansion and redesign of the Puerto Deportivo is a key aspiration of Fuengirola's mayor, Ana Mula.
Speaking after the announcement was made about the tender process for the design, Mula explained that the council, which has the concession to run the existing port, had been trying to get the previous regional government to approve the idea for twenty years. She said that "with the new Andalusian government" the project can be started.