An opposition spokesperson has slammed Orihuela council for the hold up in urgent improvement work on the Paseo de Cabo Roig at Cala Capitan, which has been closed since last year due to rock falls. Despite two specific pledges (as previously reported by The Courier) from Orihuela coastal councillor, Sofía Álvarez that work would start in March and then in June, there’s been no progress on the 281 thousand euro project. The councillor said earlier in the year that the first delay was due to “administrative issues, with the rescheduled work meant to have been concluded by mid-July.

Spokesperson for Cambiemos Orihuela, Marta Guillén, claims that the work has been held up because of “incompetence and irregularities by the council”, with the delays meaning that the “credit line” for the project is no longer in place, whilst money appears to have been found for redeveloping the Orihuela City bullring. There has been no response so far from Sofía Álvarez.

Five companies had submitted bids for the tender, with Orihuela advertising the contract eleven months ago, with the aim of the project being ready for Easter.

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