The Junta will connect the Palmones river with the urban centre of Los Barrios

More than one and a half million euros will be invested by the Junta de Andalucía in the project to renaturalise the Palmones river in Los Barrios. With seven actions, the aim is to integrate the left bank of the river with the urban centre by fitting out new paths and installing recreational areas along 2.6 kilometres. This initiative is co-financed by European funds.

The project will also serve to connect the Green Corridor with the river promenade with the idea of attracting sustainable tourism to the town. The work will begin in the last quarter of this year and is scheduled to be completed by the end of 2024. In addition, the initiative includes the remodelling and improvement of the canoeing pier and the pedestrian-cycle connection of the paths.

Mercedes Colombo, delegate of the regional government in Cádiz, has positively valued the Andalusian government's commitment to renaturalising this river with "a project that will be enjoyed by the citizens".

For his part, the territorial delegate for Agriculture, David Gil, considers that "it is a historical request from the town of Los Barrios, which lived on the back of this river and we thought that it was not being used sufficiently".

The project is currently being drafted and the works are expected to be put out to tender this summer.