The performances reaches 102 hectares where trails are going to be adapted and marked, recreational and game areas are going to be created, the old train track is recovered and biodiversity is promoted
Benidorm tenders another EDUSI project: the environmental improvement of El Moralet area
The project, with European funding, is valued at around 910,000 euros
The implementation and development of the Sustainable and Inclusive Urban Development Strategy (EDUSI) of Benidorm continues to take steps. The City Council today published the tender for another project, the fifth: the environmental improvement and public use of El Moralet area, a green area of just over 102 hectares.
The mayor, Toni Pérez, has pointed out that “this is one of the most emblematic projects of the EDUSI, because it means putting in value and at the disposal of the citizens the main natural green area contiguous to the urban fabric through a network of trails and cycle paths, recovering the old 'train' layout as a greenway and creating spaces for leisure and recreation, while promoting biodiversity and rescuing ethnological elements of heritage value ”.
"We are talking about an area of high landscape and environmental interest of more than one million square meters, which with this action we transform that green lung of Benidorm into accessible, fully passable, signposted and with environmental services to explore its full potential", he stressed . “We are convinced that as soon as this project is developed, El Moralet will become a great attraction for lovers of running, mountain biking and for those who enjoy walking through nature, as well as a space for leisure and recreation. relaxation ”, he added.
Toni Pérez has detailed that the comprehensive action in this very extensive green area, which extends from Beniardá Avenue and the vicinity of Guillermo Amor Sports City to La Cala, is valued at about 910,000 euros. An amount that will be financed in part with municipal resources and in part with European funds, since the City Council has received a grant of 10 million from the EU for EDUSI.
According to the mayor, the project proposes to improve the existing roads, in many cases opened by the passage of people or animals that travel this area daily. These roads will be grouped into paths (for pedestrian traffic), cycle-paths (for pedestrians and bicycles) and vehicular cycle-paths (wider than the previous ones to also allow the passage of emergency vehicles), which will have photovoltaic panels and signage.
In addition, in collaboration with Benidorm Athletics Club and the Mountain Section (BTT) of Benidorm Cycling Club, three main routes have been delimited, each with a degree of difficulty.
The action also foresees the construction of three recreational areas next to the wooded area closest to Vía Parque, in the vicinity of the access road to Moralet from the Sports City and behind the parking on Avenida Beniardá. These areas will have picnic areas, a play area and bio-health and garbage collection. In addition, in the last two, landscaped areas with palm trees and aromatic plants will be adapted.
In addition to the pruning of trees, it is planned to enrich the area with native vegetation and promote biodiversity by creating refuges for birds. At the ethnological level, the project includes the reconstruction of the dry stone terrace walls, a type of construction declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
Toni Pérez has stressed that “this Moralet project promotes and consolidates the great green belt of Benidorm, in parallel to the urban fabric of the city and that it is added -and even in some cases connects- to the rest of the large green infrastructures of the city : Foietes Park, l'Aigüera Park and Séquia Mare Park.
Once the project has been tendered and awarded, the execution period for the set of actions is six months. The City Council's forecast is to be able to start work this year.
EDUSI projects At the moment, the City Council already has four other projects that belong to EDUSI projects in different stages of processing. Both those to improve accessibility in Colonia Madrid and Els Tolls are in full tender. In the process of adjudication is the project for the rehabilitation of the bullring and construction of an annex building; While work is already under way on the execution project for the youth hostel and the interpretation center in Parque de la Séquia Mare.