The mayor of Cieza, Pascual Lucas, and the Councilor for Works, Francisco Saorín, accompanied by the editors Manuela Fernández, Miguel Gual and Pilar Martínez, visited this Wednesday the new recreational space after finishing the project of covering the ravine of Realejo , where the initial budget of the project imported 495,000 euros and has remained at 350,000 after the public tender, an investment that, for the most part, will be financed with European funds from the EDUSI program.
The councilor, who defined the work as a "historical demand" of the city, declared that the draft "dates from the late 1970s with the first democratic municipal Corporation." At that time, the first draft was drafted and then, in 2002, A project developed by PSOE and IU under the direction of Francisco Martínez Rojas was carried out. "
Therefore, insisted that "has been an old aspiration for many years and, finally, this government team has responded by providing a space that improves the quality of life of the neighbors and the urban image of the area" .
The mayor took advantage of the presence of the media to announce the next phase of coverage: "We will continue towards the southern area, that is, towards the mouth of the ravine on the Segura river in order to continue gaining space for the city for the use and enjoyment of all the neighbors ".
Regarding the finishing of the work, Lucas said that the area "has been well equipped, with its modern lighting, benches, bins and high quality pavement, the work has been well executed with good follow-up by the municipal technicians. "
As explained by the Councilor for Works and Infrastructure, for the urbanization of this new leisure space has taken into account the rules of accessibility for people with reduced mobility, the residential nature of the site, the adequacy of street furniture and public lighting, projecting a service that adapts to the characteristics of the area to be illuminated and in accordance with the criteria established in the regulation of energy efficiency in outdoor lighting installations.
For the development of this project have also taken into account the guidelines of the Master Plan of Arbolado, so it was requested to the construction company and responsible for the execution of the work to modify the planting of the tree species planned in project so that conform to the aforementioned document.
Thus, Saorín endorsed the words of the mayor because "it is a moment to be in luck, we recover a space for citizens, and this is the line that this municipal government takes: recover spaces, make them habitable and accessible for neighbors to enjoy them. "
The councilor of Works and Infrastructure also highlighted a fact that he did not hesitate to describe as "very significant: a well executed and well finished work, and in which the Cieza City Council is saving more than 150,000 euros. and of course it is a project executed without registering any excess, that is, no variation of work, and that is also part of the action of the government team, the work was tendered, the company that made the bid remained low and is what has been respected from the moment one until the end of it. "
Finally, Saorín confirmed that the coverage of the next section of the Rambla del Realejo "will be introduced in the budget project for the financial year of 2018. The project is already being prepared and, soon, the procedures for obtain the authorizations of the Segura Hydrographic Confederation to be able to start the work, for our part, happy with the creation of this new space and also happy that in a unanimous way, and within this government team, it will be a reality the next phase of coverage. "