Almeria city to invest €100M in 2009

Luis Rogelio Rodríguez-Comendador, mayor of Almeria, has promised a “spectacular” 2009, in which more money than ever before will be poured into the city. With a once off capital injection of 33 million euros from Madrid, plus 31 million reinvestment from the town hall and the Junta de Andalucia, plus the usual annual budget, the mayor promises a year in which roads will be reformed, infrastructure improved and the city given a unique facelift. Project Continue reading Almeria city to invest €100M in 2009

You can tell there is a recession on because…

…all government press releases on projects contracted suddenly have the expected number of jobs created included in a prominent position. I.E.: “The Junta announces an improvement project for the Huercal Overa – Pulpi road. Costing 13,5 million euros, and expected to last 30 months, this project will create 236 jobs (137 directly and 99 indirectly)”. See Story. How do they calculate “indirect jobs”? Working out how many waiters, chefs and prostitutes are needed to service Continue reading You can tell there is a recession on because…

Pulpi to Carboneras road gets go ahead

The road from Pulpi to Carboneras (part of the ambitious Llano Central plan) is being signed off today. It consists in improving and upgrading the Garrucha to Pulpi coast road (double carrageway in places), a new bypass from Las Bouganvillas, Garrucha, to the current Mojacar – [Garrucha-Los Gallardos] crossroads, then continuing past the Mojacar petrol station roundabout behind Mojacar Playa to Carboneras. Should be nice. No doubt the residents of La Parata and similar will Continue reading Pulpi to Carboneras road gets go ahead