An infographic showing the plans for the museum. / SUR

Contract awarded for Axarquía raisin museum

Ecsa Obra Pública y Civil will refurbish a building in the town centre at a cost of 765,000 euros

EUGENIO CABEZAS

Malaga's provincial authority awarded on Monday a contract for the construction for the future Almáchar raisin museum to the company Ecsa Obra Pública y Civil.

This is the latest step to promote the Axarquía Muscatel raisin, which was added to the UN's food and agriculture organisation's list of Important World Agricultural Heritage Systems (SIPAM) in April 2018.

The building's refurbishment will mean that it can be used in the future as a museum space that will allow the spread of the process of farming, elaborating and commercialising the raisin whose cultivation is unique.

The budget for the project is 765,147 euros and is expected to take 12 months to complete.