Beaches in the north of the island were severely hit.

The head of the coastal authority, Fernando Garrido, said yesterday that beaches in the north of the island, badly hit by the November storms, will be fully regenerated before the summer. He added that more than three million euros would be spent on dredging 300'000 tons of sand extracted from Cap de Ses Salines for the beaches. The town councils in the north of the island yesterday expressed their unanimous support for the use of a system of artificial regeneration for the beaches. Mayors and councillors from Santa Margalida, Muro, Alcudia and Pollensa held a meeting with Garrido yesterday to discuss the matter. The meeting was held at the request of the councils who wanted up to date information on how repairs to the coastal areas were to be done. Garrido explained that the sand taken from the seabed off Cap de Ses Salines would be used for the beaches of Ibiza as well as Majorca, although most of it, 230'000 tons, is for the beaches in the north of Majorca, which were worst hit by the storms. Garrido said that the central government would provide 3.37 million euros for the operation, 1.8 million of which will be spent in Majorca. The beaches include the stretch of coast between Muro and Can Picafort as well as Cala Sant Vicenç. He added that the method used would not have any negative impact, producing technical reports to back his claims. The chief concern of the resorts is that work should be completed by the summer.


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