New fishermen huts unveiled in Olhos de Água
Photos: Rui Gregório/CM Albufeira

New fishermen huts unveiled in Olhos de Água

Mayor says Albufeira has “99% good things” and is working on the rest

Thirteen new huts have been unveiled at Olhos de Água beach and are now at the service of the local fishing community.

The houses, which will also be used for other local economic activities, have replaced the former 16 fishing huts which were “old and rundown.”

The construction of the new huts were part of a larger €200,000 project which will also involved the construction of a new viewpoint and the strengthening of the beach’s cliffs.

Measuring 3m by 3.80m, these 13 distinctive houses, constructed from Nordic pine, are adorned with blue and white exteriors. The grand inauguration ceremony took place at 9.30am on Olhos de Água beach on Monday (August 7) and was attended by the presidents of Albufeira Council an Olhos de Águas Parish Council.

Indaleta Cabrita, president of the parish council, expressed her delight in witnessing the “revitalisation of this iconic beach square within the parish” and urged fishermen to utilise these new facilities “exclusively for their fishing activities while nurturing and maintaining them”.

Meanwhile, mayor José Carlos Rolo addressed the audience of nearly 100, which grew steadily throughout the morning, with many lining up in front of the new houses.

“Albufeira has 99%  good things, with 1% comprising minor flaws that are being minimised,” said Rolo, Meanwhile, local councillor Cristiano Cabrita revealed that this project had been meticulously developed over the course of approximately three years, with five houses already allocated to local fishermen. The remaining houses are expected to be allocated soon.

By Michael Bruxo

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