Orihuela mayor Emilio Bascuñana has said that he wants the Emergency Centre at La Zenia to be completed and operational by June 2019, as well as pressing for improvements to the CV-95 link from Orihuela City to the coast.

Bascuñana (pictured second-left), along with Orihuela councillors and officials, met Valencia regional government officials in Valencia City, with both sides agreeing that it was an urgent priority to advertise the tender for the unfinished Centre building to be completed.

The Mayor said that it was crucial for the work to be put out on tender as soon as possible, and to be completed before June 2019, because the project would lose European Union funding.

As previously reported, the Valencia administration will pump in two point two million euro to finish the project, which was abandoned in 2012 when the original contractor went bust.

Bascuñana also met with Valencia’s Public Works director general, Carlos Domingo, to press for improvements to the CV-95 highway, with local businessmen long pressing for the link between Orihuela and Torrevieja to be upgraded to a dual carriageway to quicken up the journey time.

Domingo told the Mayor that various studies were to be conducted over any possible improvements to the road, but did give him the news that six new roundabouts were to be erected on the CV-95 to improve safety. No details of locations were given.

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