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Portimão Council to spend €1 million on wooden walkway

portimaocamaraPortimão Council intends to spend the suspiciously round figure of €1 million of ratepayers’ money on replacing a wooden walkway at Praia da Rocha.

The announcement was made by the Mayor, Isilda Gomes, at a recent session of the Municipal Assembly during which discussions were held on the general state of the Council area.

Isilda Gomes presented a list of the main works with which the Council intends to announce during this election year, focusing on vote-winning areas such as accessibility and public spaces.

The mayor justified the walkway decision, was because the current one is unable economically to be repaired.

Gomes did not give a deadline for the execution of the work, only that it will not start before the coming summer season so as not to upset tourist flow and that the tender has not gone out yet – in fact this could take several months.