Work finally begins

YESTERDAY, the 27 April, will be a historic day for Felanitx. After 23 years of complaints and talks the construction works to build an industrial estate finally began. The Mayor of Felanitx, Catalina Soler and the Minister for Trade, Industry and Energy, Josep Joan Cardona, laid the first stones of the new industrial estate. These works will take 14 months to complete and will cost approximately 6.3 million euros. The company Melchor Mascaró are in charge of this huge construction project in Felanitx. The industrial estate will be located in the “Es Quetgla” area of the town, which is on the outskirts of the town heading towards Son Negre. The industrial estate will occupy 168'000 square metres of land, of which 107'000 square metres will be built on, 16'800 will be turned into a park and 3'500 metres will be for a sports centre. The future industrial estate will have 57 units, which measure between 800 and 5'000 square metres. Already thirty of these units have been bought and the remaining 26 units, belonging to the Gestur company, will be put up for sale. Many local business people turned up yesterday to watch the first stone being laid, for them it is a time to celebrate as it means that new businesses can start up in the area.

Mayor denies charges

THE Mayor of Calvia, Carlos Delgado, yesterday said that he has never, at any time, misused justice, in reference to the lawsuits brought against former socialist Mayor, Margarita Nájera. During a press conference the Mayor of Calvia made reference to the accusations from the socialist opposition on the Calvia town council, demanding his “immediate resignation”. According to the Socialist party and a recent court ruling, “Delgado used the justice system to falsely accuse Margarita Nájera and in this way win press headlines which discredited her politically”. Margarita Nájera ruled Calvia for twelve years and was ousted at the last local elections by Carlos Delgado.

Traffic problems

THE Ministry for Public Works, Housing and Transport will today be carrying on with the work to remove the five signalling panels on the Inca Motorway (PM-27). As a result there will once again be traffic delays on this stretch of road between 10am and 7pm. Traffic will be stopped three times during this period for a maximum of five minutes, said a spokesperson from the Ministry. It is therefore advised to take alternative roads to avoid this delay. These delays are unfortunately necessary so that work to the third lane of the motorway can continue. The Ministry would like to thank all drivers for their co-operation during these traffic delays and apologises for any inconvenience caused.

Organic waste

REPRESENTATIVES from twenty regions in Majorca will today be taking part in the first ever Day for the Management of Organic Waste, which will be held in the Puigpunyent town hall. Puigpunyent is known as a pioneer on the island when it comes to recycling rubbish. The day will consist of an exhibition of separated waste material, informative talks and a visit to the recycling plant in the area. At midday the participants will be taken to the environmently-friendly technology park, where an open debate on the subject will be held. Afterwards there will be a tour around the park and a lunch paid for by the Council of Majorca. One of the guests at today's event will be the Head of Waste in the Council of Majorca, Guillem Riera. The Puigpunyent town hall started the campaign called “What happens to organic waste?” on April 18.

Energy supply

THE power company, Gesa Endesa, has increased the transformation capacity at the Marratxi power station, which is one of the most important electrical power stations in Majorca. By increasing the number of transformers Gesa Endesa can now improve the electrical supply to 11'225 of their clients in Marratxi, Santa Maria and Palma. In a written statement, the company has confirmed that four new transformers have been installed, which means a 100 percent increase in capacity levels for the station. In addition, the electrical company has installed new interruptors and has renovated all the protection and control systems in the building, so that it is all carried out electronically which will increase service reliability. These improvements are part of the 2003 to 2004 programme. The power company, Gesa Endesa, has invested approximately 730'000 euros to carry out all these changes and to ultimately improve the service they offer to clients in Majorca.


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