EN125 road  face-lift about  to start

Redeveloping the Algarve’s EN125 road is an investment in safety, quality of life and the regional economy, said Prime Minister José Sócrates at an official visit to the region on August 28 to announce the redevelopment work of the Concessão Algarve Litoral, as the infrastructure is called.

Speaking in Faro, where construction of the Circular Norte road is about to start, the Prime Minister said the EN125 work represented one of the largest investments for the Algarve, which aims to, above all, reduce the number of road related deaths but also create a more pleasant looking road that “will blend in well with the environment”.

“These works come at a time when the region’s economy needs a boost in what concerns employment, and many companies depend on the government to survive,” he said, mentioning other economy boosters for the Algarve such as the Odelouca dam and the new medical course at the Algarve University.

Work on the Concessão Algarve Litoral, representing an investment of around 400 million euros over the next 30 years, is expected to be concluded in 2012 and will benefit more than 400,000 inhabitants in 14 councils as well as allow for the creation of jobs.

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