LOULÉ CÂMARA has announced that it will spend 135 million euros this year on various projects and infrastructure.
Projects to improve the façade of the area and community resources were announced last week by most câmaras across the Algarve.
In Loulé, the amount was more than double the spending of all câmaras in the region for 2007, apart from Portimão.
Plans for Loulé were, for the first time, unanimously approved and were a “clear demonstration of the collective interest of the area being placed above party political interests,” said Loulé Câmara President, Seruca Emídio.
Construction projects to improve road access throughout the area will begin this year, including the access to the Algarve Stadium in Faro and Faro Airport. The viaduct linking Quarteira and Loulé will be completed before the summer and a four-lane road between Vale do Lobo and Quinta do Lago will be constructed. Emídio called Loulé, Quarteira and Almancil “the fundamental nucleus of the economic area”, adding that the câmara would continue to keep a close watch over rural areas, with particular attention paid to the interests of residents.
Concerns over unemployment figures in Loulé could be managed with the proposed construction of an industrial zone in Boliqueime. Emídio said he believed it would be “the best business zone in the Algarve”.
Tivoli Victoria Hotel in Vilamoura began construction this month and is due to be completed in 2008. Another five-star hotel is being constructed in Vilamoura by the Hilton Group and is due to open at the beginning of April. The Hilton Group also intend to construct a six-star hotel near Almancil.
Other projects announced by Emídio included the construction of three primary schools, improvements to the water and drainage system and renovations to the city.
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