The City Council of Santa Cruz de Tenerife requests four million from the Next Generation program for a renaturalization program
SANTA CRUZ DE TENERIFE, Feb. 21 (EUROPE PRESS) –
The Cabildo de Tenerife has started the rehabilitation works of the Parque de Las Mesas, in Santa Cruz de Tenerife.
The project has been awarded to the joint venture made up of Construcciones Víctor e Hijos and VVO Construcciones, for an amount of 861,813 euros, and has an execution period of six months.
The island president, Pedro Martín, who visited the area on Monday accompanied by the island director of Territory Planning, Emilio Fariña, and the Councilor for Infrastructure of the Santa Cruz de Tenerife City Council, Dámaso Arteaga, highlighted the importance of recovering this important area leisure and recreation for the residents of both Santa Cruz and the rest of the island.
“The Parque de Las Mesas had been blocked for many years and it was necessary for it to be put back into operation, remodeling and improving some facilities that the vandals had swept away,” he commented.
AVOID VANDAL ACTS
In this sense, Martín asked citizens for commitment and collaboration to prevent it from being vandalized again.
“All this space is going to be transformed in a very short time and I think that once we discover the wonder that we have here, together we will help take care of it,” he said.
The president also assured that he trusts the work of the City Council, “which will play a very important role in preventing this place from being completely abandoned again because any unscrupulous person dedicates himself to destroying everything.”
During his visit, the island president praised the qualities of this space, “an area for leisure and enjoyment, with magnificent views, just ten minutes from the capital, which will offer a pleasant environment to be with the family, with friends or to play sports.
In fact, in Martín’s opinion, it is necessary to turn this space into a claim, “not only for those who live in Santa Cruz, but for the many who still do not know it and who will have the opportunity to enjoy a weekend here with his family”.
Dámaso Arteaga, for his part, thanked the Cabildo for its investment and valued the start of some “long-awaited” work for the municipality.
“It is very positive that the work will begin and that in a few months this work will be definitively handed over to the City Council, that it be opened and put into operation. We hope that in five months all citizens will be able to enjoy this space, because that is the objective , that it becomes a park for everyone,” he said.
Arteaga added that the City Council will continue with a project to renaturalize this space.
NEW FURNITURE AND SHADED AREA
As he explained, it will be charged to the Next Generation funds for a value of about 4 million euros, “and in that line we will be waiting to see if the initiative is approved.”
The island director Emilio Fariña explained that the rehabilitation works are part of the agreement that the current island government signed in November 2019 with the Santa Cruz de Tenerife City Council for the execution of the Phase 2 Project for the completion of the Parque de las Mesas, written in 2017 by Gestur Tenerife.
In 2020 this project had to be modified to respond to the damage recorded in the area as a result of vandalism.
Emilio Fariña pointed out that “the remodeling works included in the project focus on the adaptation and incorporation of new furniture and shaded areas to the recreational area, including the part destined for the barbecue, the promenade, the viewpoint as well as the playground. playground and the parking area”.
In accordance with the conditions included in the contract specifications, the winning joint venture has a period of six months to carry out the works included in the consolidated project of phase 2, which are related both to the safety of the users of the area as it is, for example, the creation of physical barriers through walls for protection against falls in areas suitable for public use, as with the rehabilitation and improvement of existing facilities.