Lagoa to spruce up city with better lighting and new animal centre

in Algarve · 22-11-2018 10:05:00 · 0 Comments

The Algarve city of Lagoa has allocated a multi-million-euro budget to overhaul the city, which will include a new municipal animal shelter.

According to Lagoa town hall, the new centre for abandoned animals, which will be located near the Fatacil exhibition grounds, will include 14 dog kennels and eight cat boxes, for a total investment of €320,000.
It is part of a wider project to spruce up the city, with other major projects for next year being the expansion and improvement of its water supply and public illumination.
Overall, the city is planning to spend €36 million on wide-ranging projects to improve the municipality and its public services for residents.
Speaking to newspaper Correio da Manhã (CM), Lagoa Mayor Francisco Martins said “The new shelter will be built next to the old municipal kennel, near Fatacil, and represents an investment of 320 thousand euros”.

The centre will also include four circular quarantine cells and an operating room.
Regarding urban requalification, interventions are planned for Rua Ernesto Cabrita and the Municipal Square, to a total of €500,000.
Francisco Martins explained that Rua Ernesto Cabrita will become a one-way street to increase “pedestrian space”.
An intervention planned for the area surrounding the old town hall - which will later be transformed into a museum - contemplates the creation of green spaces, parking and esplanades.
Regarding water supply, the mayor acknowledges that it is “necessary to replace ducts that are almost 40 years old, which cause a lot of water loss”.
Provisionally, the council has set aside a sum of €300,000 for those works.
The list of investments also foresees spending around €200,000 to expand and improve the public lighting network throughout the county.


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