Malaga – Costa del Sol | Half of the seashores on the Costa del Sol are at severe danger of sand loss


File {photograph} Rincón de la Victoria. / PEDRO LUIS ALONSOfrancis silva

Solely 5% of the seashores in Malaga province will not be affected by this downside and specialists say initiatives have to deliberate of their entirety and never in isolation as a result of stabilising works in a single space may cause issues in one other

The lack of sand is a “severe danger” for half of the seashores in Malaga province, whereas one other 40% are at “average danger” and 5% at slight danger, in keeping with a report on the Technique for the Safety of the Malaga Coast which the Secretary of State for the Surroundings, Hugo Morán, introduced to mayors and councillors in Malaga on Tuesday morning.

The report, which might be seen on the web site of the Ministry for Ecological Transition, says coastal erosion is likely one of the greatest challenges going through Malaga, as a result of its seashores are a serious vacationer attraction.

“The shoreline is receding in Malaga, like many of the Spanish coast, though that doesn’t imply it will disappear tomorrow; nonetheless, it’s dropping sand,” mentioned Ángel Muñoz Cubilla of the Ministry’s Coast and Sea Safety division.

The Secretary of State pressured the necessity for stabilisation works to be well-planned, as a result of “up to now actions taken in sure locations have prompted issues elsewhere on the coast. The initiatives must be deliberate of their entirety, not in isolation,” he mentioned.

Pressing works start subsequent week

For now, probably the most pressing works to take care of the harm from the latest storms will begin subsequent week and can price 2.1 million euros. These intention to have the seashores in tip-top situation for the summer time season. There may also be consolidation or structural restoration works in seven locations, together with Marbella (from La Venus seashore to El Ancón), San Pedro Alcántara, Benalmádena, Los Baños del Carmen, the seafront in Rincón de la Victoria and Los Cordobeses seashore in Mijas.

Hugo Morán additionally warned that attributable to local weather change sea ranges are rising and because of this defence mechanisms must be put into operation. He mentioned building near the coast must be re-thought, “as a result of we will see how that’s advancing and within the medium to long run one thing must be finished about it,” he mentioned.

The assembly in Malaga on Tuesday morning. /



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