The recent fire that devastated swathes of the Sierra Bermeja and Genal valley. / SALVADOR SALAS

The Junta will invest 351 million euros in Malaga province projects in 2022

Some 90 million euros more have been allocated by Andalucía's regional government compared to this year, and will include 33 million for the prevention and fighting of forest fires

ANTONIO M. ROMERO

The Junta de Andalucía's budget for 2022, presented after the meeting of the Regional Government Council this Wednesday, 3 November, has revealed an investment of 351.4 million euros for projects in Malaga province. It is almost 90 million euros more than the 262 million allocated this year.

In the provincial budget document posted on its website, the investments are broken down, the main one being the 46 million euros that will be allocated to various actions in the area of water supply and treatment in the province, as well as the 41 million for investments in rural areas and agriculture and livestock.

To these are added 33 million euros for the prevention and fighting of forest fires, a topical issue for the province after the recent fire that devastated swathes of the Sierra Bermeja and Genal valley.

Metro and new hospital

In Malaga some 25 million euros have been set aside for the city’s metro, and another 9.4 million for the new hospital in the provincial capital.

Just over 500,000 euros will be earmarked for the adaptation of the Antequera Dolmen Centre; and a project in the Arraijanal park will account for 90,000 euros while 120,000 euros are allocated for the drafting of a project for the construction of a centre in the Sierra de las Nieves National Park. new judicial headquarters,

In the Axarquía region, 120,000 euros will be allocated to the Sipam plan for the promotion of raisin grapes. While on the Costa del Sol 475,000 euros have been set aside for new judicial headquarters in Torremolinos and 200,000 euros for the one in Estepona.

Malaga’s metro project has been allocated 25 million euros by the Junta de Andalucía in 2022. / SUR