THE regional ministry for Public Works has approved nine new projects in Balearic Ports for a sum of nearly three million euros.
Government sources at the ministry's General Ports Directorate confirmed yesterday that the department will invest 780'799 euros in the remodelling of the Muelle Viejo (old wharf) in Pollensa, a project which will take ten months to complete.
It will also allocate 299'713 euros to the extension of the elevated pedestrian walkway in the port of Ciudadela.
The ministry has also approved the installation of awnings in the port zone of Sant Antoni de Portmany, which will take four months to finish at a cost of 296'330 euros.
The General Ports Directorate has planned a further investment of 299'523 euros for the construction of two service buildings in this Ibizan port, the building of which will take eight months.
The ministry is taking responsibility for reforming a pavilion in the port of Fornells and will repair a commercial wharf in the port of Ciudadela, at a cost of 250'840 and 284'289 euros respectively.
Additionally, it will reform the smaller installation at La Calobra on Majorca and will proceed to set up offices and pergolas in the area where motor launches moor up in Cala Ratjada.
Budgets will be set at 131'584 and 297'579 respectively.
The reform programme, in line with regional government policy, aims to systematically secure overall improvement in port areas around the Islands, to the point where they (the Ports) set an example in quality and safety.