Mezquitilla wins beach regeneration plan

Vélez-Málaga town hall gets €4 million EU grant for the innovative project

Councillor María José Roberto presenting the project last week

VÉLEZ-Málaga is to receive €4 million from the EU towards a project to restore the beach in Mezquitilla. The plan, Operation Brick Beach, aims to use recycled waste from construction and demolition sites to upgrade the coast of the village of fewer than 300 residents, which forms part of the municipality.

The cash is coming from the EU’s Urban Innovative Actions initiative which attracted over 200 applicants from 28 countries. Confirming the news on Friday, Vélez’s councillor for enterprise and employment, María José Roberto, said only one other Spanish project, in the Madrid town of Fuenlabrada, was amongst the 16 finally approved.

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