Project to build a new facility in Andalusia discussed by officials

The local government of Andalusia has proposed to re-launch an initiative to build a new marina in Axarquía, on the Spanish Mediterranean Sea shore. 

The newly-formed coalition government, which was created by the regional branches of the People’s Party (PP) and the Citizens (Ciudadanos) party, aims to reactivate the investment under a public-private partnership model. This means that the marina would be constructed as a joint project by the public authorities and private investors, according to the information obtained by local daily Diario Sur.

Under previous plans, the marina was to be developed under an investment estimated to be worth about €36m (US$40.3m). The Spanish facility was designed to be fitted with some 500 berths. 

The marina is to be located in Axarquía, between the municipalities of Torrox and Nerj. The initiative was recently discussed by Marifrán Carazo, the Minister of Development, Infrastructure and Land Management of the Board of Andalusia, with Mayor of Torroxeña Oscar Medina and local councillors.

Andalusia is Spain’s largest autonomous community, with a population of some 8.4 million inhabitants.