António Costa inaugurates new PSP police station in VRSA

António Costa inaugurates new PSP police station in VRSA

PM said “safety is fundamental pillar” for Algarve as a tourism destination

Prime Minister António Costa inaugurated the new PSP police station in Vila Real de Santo António on Wednesday.

The event was part of the government’s two-day tour of the Algarve entitled ‘Governo + Próximo’ (Closer Government), which has already led to the announcement of a major project to build a 38km light metro system between Olhão, Faro and Loulé.

Representing a €1 million investment, the new PSP police station is located in the Alfândega building on Avenida da República, near the Guadiana River pier.

Local mayor Álvaro Araújo said that the new station brings “more dignity to PSP police in VRSA” and thanked the government for its efforts to complete the project.

Meanwhile, António Costa highlighted that Portugal is renowned as one of the most peaceful countries in the world and said that safety is a “fundamental pillar” for the development of Portugal and the Algarve as tourist destinations.

The inauguration ceremony was also attended by the Minister of International Administration, José Luís Carneiro; Secretary of State of Internal Administration, Isabel Oneto; and PSP National Director, Magina da Silva.

By Michael Bruxo

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