K More plans

THE Ministry for the Environment and the Delegation of the Balearic Government have agreed to make public a study that has been carried out on the environmental impacts of installing new desalination plants. Four new projects are being assessed to build desalination plants in Andratx, Alcudia, Ciutadella and Santa Eulalia. Furthermore the public exhibitions of these projects have been made larger and will be run jointly by each of the town councils and the Balearic Energy Institute (IBAEN). Each of these exhibited projects will include a section relating to those goods and rights affected by the installation, as well as an area dedicated to the environmental impact study.

K Volunteers!

THE Inca town council has asked people to come forward to be part of the Civil Protection group. The town council came to an agreement with the Ministry for the Interior, which has given them the go-ahead to carry out a course for all those who are selected. The only requirements to be a volunteer in the Civil Protection group is to be older than 18 years and to be available to attend the aforementioned course. The course will teach the volunteers all they need to know about what to do in case of an emergency, as well as administering first aid. The town council has stated that this group is very important for Inca and will be working alongside the Police and Fire Brigade. When this group is formed, they will have their own premises to carry out and discuss preventive measures. This will be on calle Mandrava de Inca. Anybody interested in becoming a volunteer can do so by going to one of the Local Police Stations.

K Illegal dumping

THE days of dumping rubbish and unwanted furniture in the countryside in Montuiri are over, as a special guard has been contracted to watch over the area. The Montuiri Hunting Society and the Montuiri town council will soon be signing an agreement to this effect. The Montuiri Hunting Society will provide the special guard and the town council will be granting use of a vehicle to the Hunting Society, as well as paying the salary of the guard. The chosen guard, Miquel Ariza, will be responsible for keeping an eye on all the countryside in this area and if he does spot something irregular he will notify the town council straightaway. The council will impose fines to those caught dumping rubbish.

K Piano Event

AROUND 80 youngsters from 16 different countries all over the world will be taking part in the 4th International Piano Competition in Capdepera. This competition will be held from the 7 to 10 April in the municipal Capdepera theatre. The competition was announced yesterday by the Mayor of Capdepera, Joan Ferrer, the Head of Culture in the Council of Majorca, Dolca Mulet, amongst others. The competition will have 5 age categories; up to 10 years, 11 to 13 years, 14 to 17 years, 18 to 22 years and 23 to 28 years. Those youngsters participating in this musical event will be travelling from their homes in Spain, Portugal, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Austria, Argentina, America, Canada, Japan, Korea, Russia, Ukraine, Poland, Albania and Hungary. In terms of Spain, there will be young representatives from Majorca, Minorca, Ibiza, Barcelona, Madrid, San Sebastian, Navarra, Pontevedra, La Coruña, Gerona, Zaragoza, Castellon, Valencia and Avila. Those wishing to watch the trials can do so free of charge and can even watch the opening concert on 7 April starting at 8.30pm free of charge. The Italian pianist Francesco Bergamasco, winner of the First Prize last year, will be performing at this concert. On 10 April the prize show will be held at midday, again in the Capdepera theatre.

K Underground

T HE Inca town council will be holding a meeting for all the residents in the Crist Rei suburb, as well as any other residents in the area, in order to inform them about the underground level crossing construction plans for the train lines. The aim of this meeting is “to reinsure them” with respect to the safety of those buildings that are near to where this project is being carried out. The meeting will take place on 13 April at 8.30pm in the Es Lledoner Social Department. The construction experts responsible for the Majorcan Train Services (SFM) will be present at this meeting, so that they can explain the construction methods of the project. The Mayor of Inca, Pere Rotger, will be sending letters to all the homes in Crist Rei that are near to the project, so that they will have an opportunity to attend and have their say.

K Contract awarded

T HE Executive Committee in the Balearic Housing Institute (IBAVI) announced yesterday morning the winners of the contracts to build protected housing in Majorca, Minorca and Ibiza, said the Ministry of Public Works, Housing and Transport in a communique. The total budget for these construction works totals 8'5 million euros. The project to reconstruct the old hotel Carotti in the Port of Pollensa was awarded to the Obras y Constructiones Pedro Siles company, and has a budget of 1'07 million euros. This company will renovate the hotel into 15 officially protected flats and the work will take approximately twelve months to complete. The project to construct 77 protected flats in Inca was awarded to the Promociones Jutoba S.L. company. The budget for this project is around 4'5 milion euros and will build the flats between calles Enment Arrahim and Madrava. In addition, the contract to build 23 flats in Es Putxet in Ibiza was awarded to the Palma Dos 1000 S.L. company. The budget for these construction works totals 1'8 million euros and will take 16 months to complete. In Minorca, the Obracon Huarte Lain company has been awarded the project to build 16 flats on plaza de la Esplanade de Es Castell. The budget for these works is around 1'37 million euros and will take 16 months to complete.

K Priority needed

T HE Majorcan Socialist Party (PSM) is again asking the Council of Majorca to prioritise the improvement works to the north roundabout in Inca. This project has been forecasted to take place not until 2011 in the Road Plan Agreement. “We are very sorry that the right-wing party and the Unionist Party do not feel that this roundabout is a priority”, said a spokesperson from the Socialist Party.


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