Nerja launches Chillar fire protection initiative

Plan aims to minimise risk of fires along the popular river walking route

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Up to 3,000 people walk the river route on a single summer weekend, say officials (Photo: R. Córdoba)

A NEW initiative to minimise the risk of fires and protect the environment has been launched in Nerja. It concerns the course of the Chillar river to the north of the town, which has become one of the busiest walking routes in the province of Málaga.

The plan has been developed jointly by the regional government and the municipality and was delivered to the town hall this month for its official approval. Local environment councillor Jorge Bravo described it as the first step towards developing the management of the site which could even result in restricting the number of visitors, “given the overcrowding, especially in the summer peak”. He said the route is attracting up to 3,000 people in a single weekend.

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