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Benalmádena town hall ordered to pay up for study into marina project that never happened

Aerial view of the marina.
Aerial view of the marina. / SUR
  • The council must pay for an engineering study that was requested in a "verbal and direct" way by then mayor Paloma García Gálvez (PP) in 2012, without putting the project out to tender

Benalmádena town hall has been ordered to pay 435,600 euros for an engineering study that was requested in a "verbal and direct" way by then mayor Paloma García Gálvez (PP) in 2012, without putting the project out to tender.

Not only did the project to expand the port not come to fruition, the company didn't receive any money for the study it had carried out, despite having written confirmation of the fee in an email from the also former mayor Enrique Moya, at that time a councillor.

"Not only did they not pay the company that carried out this report, they lost the concession to expand the marina in September 2014 - something which they didn't announce publicly," said current mayor Víctor Navas in an attack on the PP.