Malapesquera and Santa Ana breakwater in Benalmádena. / SUR

Breakwater extension to help protect Benalmádena beaches

The Spanish government also has plans to improve coastal protection on beaches in Torrox, Malaga city, Marbella and San Pedro de Alcántara

ANDREA JIMÉNEZ

The Spanish government has put the extension of the breakwater between the Malapesquera and Santa Ana beaches in Benalmádena out to tender. The Ministry for Ecological Transition and the Demographic Challenge published the project on Wednesday, 3 August, with a budget of 1.1 million. The sub-delegate of the government in Malaga, Javier Salas, said that this work "definitively improves the protection of the coast" in the town and confirms "the commitment" of the government to the execution of projects to protect the coast of Malaga.

The tendered project includes the extension of the breakwater between the beaches of Malapesquera and Santa Ana in Benalmádena by 80 metres towards the east in order to solve erosion. "This will definitively improve this area of the coastline, which will result in better protection against waves and a notable improvement in the beach area for public use," Salas said.

The work is expected to take ten months to complete. In addition to this action in Benalmádena, the government has plans to improve coastal protection on Ferrara beach in Torrox, Baños del Carmen in Malaga, Venus beach and Punta El Ancón in Marbella and the stretch between the Guadalmina and Guadaiza rivers in San Pedro de Alcántara, Marbella.

These projects, worth 26.8 million euros, are in the environmental processing phase prior to the start of the tendering process for their execution. "The government continues to take steps towards the implementation of important projects for the stabilisation and protection of Malaga's coastline that had been forgotten by the previous PP government," Salas said.