The Minister of Public Works and Transport of the Canary Islands Government, Pablo Rodríguez, confirmed this Tuesday at the Plenary Session of the Parliament of the Canary Islands, in response to a question posed by Deputy David de la Hoz, that the construction of the concrete caissons of the work to expand the Port of Playa Blanca, will be carried out in Lanzarote.


The action, with a cost of about 10 million euros, and to be held at the Puerto de los Mármoles in Arrecife, according to an agreement with the Port Authority of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, is “an impulse in the generation of employment and movement of the economy on the island, “said the Lanzarote native David de la Hoz.


Both the nationalist deputy as the Minister of Public Works and Transport agreed that this project responds to a historical demand for more than twenty years and in addition to being a strategic action for Lanzarote, is the most important project of the entire network of Ports Canaries.


Rodriguez also acknowledged during his speech that “it was a priority to unblock this work” and that the works, which began in November 2017, are proceeding at a good pace, in accordance with the plan envisaged by the winning bidder.


The project, which has a total budget of almost 40 million euros, financed by the European Union through the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and the Government of the Canary Islands, will provide a new berthing line to receive cruises and for the ferries that connect the islands of Lanzarote and Fuerteventura.


Likewise, it also contemplates a maritime station of 2,400 square meters and a commercial area, and the current pier will allow 48 new berths that will be destined to fishing, recreational and sports boats.