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Torrevieja and local news for Monday evening

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Torrevieja felt a minor earthquake during Sunday night. The 1.7 magnitude tremor had an epicentre to the southwest of Torrevieja, near the salt lakes, and took place at 01:31 on Monday morning.

The Department of Innovation, Modernization and Transparency has launched, in the form of a minor contract with a duration of six months, a pilot service for monitoring co2 levels in the Town Hall and in its Registry offices (PROP). The CO2 levels and historical data in the facilities can be consulted at the address https://calidadaire.torrevieja.es/map . Likewise, through the screens and monitors installed for this purpose in the facilities.

Torrevieja council and i-DE, the distribution company of the Iberdrola group, have carried out a joint action to remove the medium voltage overhead line that crossed the parking lot of the University Hospital in the town. The company dismantled the installation, consisting of a 250-metre-long power line, as well as the two supports, which will free up space in the car park.

The contract for the drafting of the project, construction management and health and safety coordination of the Museo del Mar y de la Sal, a multipurpose venue, has been approved by the Local Government Board, with the main focus being the celebration of the International Habaneras Contest, as well as its complementary infrastructures and the surrounding urbanisation. The base budget for the tender for the drafting of the project of the plan amounts to 726,000 euro, comprising two annual payments.

The spokesperson for Ciudadanos (Cs) in Torrevieja, Pilar Gómez Magán, has proposed the creation of a municipally owned cemetery forest as a resting place for pets and its progressive expansion. “The planting of commemorative trees has environmental benefits, it is also a form of awareness to promote respect for animals and can even have benefits for tourism and the local economy,” she said.

Torrevieja council has awarded a minor contract to buy computer equipment to all the members of the government board so that they can follow the telematic meetings. The contract is for 36 tablets at a cost of 17,785 euro and was approved more than three months ago, at the beginning of February, but the details of the agreement have only been made public in recent days.

The Orihuela Mountaineering Group (GOM), in collaboration with the Department of the Environment, has organised a cleaning day of the mountains that will be held on Sunday 16 May and to which all nature lovers over 12 years old can take part. The initiative will begin at eight in the morning and will end at twelve noon and will have, depending on the group, three meeting points: Pinar de Bonanza recreational area, Nuestra Señora del Pilar hermitage and the Montepinar Urbanisation to take a tour linear to the Cruz de la Muela. The aim is to carry out a cleaning day in the vicinity of the trails using gloves and rubbish bags, which the organisation will provide free of charge.

Members of the Alicante Provincial Firefighters Consortium carried out a total of six rescues this Sunday, none of which were particularly serious. However, as reported by the body, it is a record number of interventions in a single day, which coincides with the first day after the end of the State of Alarm.

The level of vaccination that will be reached in September will allow the celebration of regional and patron saint festivals. This was announced by the president of the Generalitat Valenciana, Ximo Puig.

The president of the Generalitat Valenciana, Ximo Puig, has described it as “very negative” that the United Kingdom has left Spain out of the list of safe destinations to travel, at the same time that he has announced a meeting with the British ambassador to try to change this position.



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