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Upgrades In Costa Teguise and Puerto del Carmen

Friday July 15, 2011

Upgrades In Costa Teguise and Puerto del Carmen

A number of hotels and apartment complexes in both Puerto del Carmen and Costa Teguise have been earmarked for extensive improvements and upgrades. As the Canarian government press ahead with their plans to improve the tourist infrastructure on Lanzarote. In total, 27 businesses across both resorts have already begun or are about to undertake steps to bring their facilities up to date, as part of a multi million euro initiative.

Amongst those businesses are several restaurants and apartment complexes in resorts, as well as a sports centre and six hotels. The move comes as part of the Canarian Government's plan to invest in the infrastructure of several tourist resorts across the archipelago and also includes initiatives in Corralejo and the Morro Jable in Fuerteventura, the south of Gran Canaria, Playa Santiago and Puerto Naos in La Palma.

It is hoped that this kind of investment will also lead to the creation of as many as 120,000 jobs across the islands in the construction industry, according to a presentation made by the president of the Canarian Government, Paulino Rivero, at the Gran Melia Salinas hotel in Costa Teguise yesterday.

Those establishments in Costa Teguise which have just reached an agreement with the government aim to begin these works before May 2012. Whilst several of the businesses involved in the project in Puerto del Carmen have already seen works get underway. These plans for modernization are being carried out in conjunction with Gesplan, the government arm for management and planning of territory and the environment.

The budget for improvements in Costa Teguise alone has been earmarked at approximately 81 million Euros, with complexes such as Club Siroco and Galeon Playa being converted into four star establishments. Sands Beach Resort will move from two to three stars and the hotels of the Teguise Playa and Occidental Oasis are being completely remodelled. Plans also include complete renovation for the currently defunct Toca Sport club in the heart of Costa Teguise and for Rosa apartments.

Apart from businesses, there will also be substantial investment in improving public spaces in the resort, with funds earmarked for roadworks and the completion of the maritime walkway as well. The projects require a private investment of around 60 million Euros, something which Paulino Rivero acknowledged could be tricky, given the difficulty of securing finance from the banking industry at present.

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