THE Junta de Andalucía has announced plans to invest in the Granada Poniente.
Teresa Jiménez, a provincial delegate from the regional government told an audience of mayors, business leaders and private entities in Alhama de Granada town hall about plans to invest in improving the area.
She explained the Junta has outlined “299 measures” to improve the Sierras de Tejada-Almijara-Alhama Natural Park, to be administered under the guise of the ‘Sustainable Development Plan’ (Plan de Desarrollo Sustenible or PDS).
Of the intentions revealed so far, reconditioning of the Barrio Árabe (Arabic quarter) of Alhama and investment in the production of local artisan goods have been outlined. The project will focus on the towns of Alhama, Arenas del Rey, Jayena and Otívar and will include the improvement of infrastructure specifically the A-402 from Moraleda to Santa Cruz del Comercio and the by-pass of Moraleda de Zafayona.
Otívar is also to benefit from improved tourist information signs as well as a panoramic viewpoint.
The Junta defended the label ‘sustainable development’ as they claim the plans focus on reconciling conservation with development.