You may have read the article I published back in May about this El Camino Del Rey Hike. I just discovered that this hike is not going to be around much longer, at least not in its current “adventurous” state. If it sounds appealing, you better hurry up and get to Spain
The announced restoration of the landmark El Caminito Del Rey was decided yesterday, with one of its major obstacles being the funding. The full council of Malaga approved a multi-year economic plan to fund the works between 2011 and 2015. The investment amounts to 9,076,880 euros, which will be contributed equally by the provincial body and the Junta de Andalucia at a rate of 907,688.05 per year for each institution.
“The board has already prepared the decree and we are committed to signing it on June 17, following the local elections,” the president of the council Salvador Banner announced yesterday, adding that, once the agreement is signed, it will bring the contract for execution of work very near.
Thus, it seems that the landscape is cleared for the execution of the works presented by the project commissioned by the council and presented last December. The study, prepared by the engineering firm specializing 75, presents a complete rehabilitation of the bridge built in the 1920′s to gain access to the dam of El Chorro, between the towns of Ardales and Alora.
“This is a very important project for recovery of historical heritage and also fuels the most important economic activity: tourism,” said Salvador Banner.
On the other hand, the council said that a second phase is to build a visitor reception center and small museum of hydroelectric power in the region. The institution said that it also maintains conversations with ADIF (Railway Infrastructure Manager) for the train to go directly to El Chorro and rehabilitate the halt of Coscojales.
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