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Puerto Lumbreras City Council and irrigators request improvements to the municipality for the Water and Agriculture Councilor (23/06/2020)

| One of the demands is the new hydraulic infrastructure that serves the district of El Esparragal-La Estación, as well as the irrigators in the area from Rambla del Murciano to Rambla de Béjar | The mayor of Puerto Lumbreras; María Ángeles Tunisia, together with Antonio Martínez; President of the Irrigation Community of Puerto Lumbreras, and representatives of this body, met this Monday with Antonio Luengo, Minister of Water, Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries and Environment of the Autonomous Community of the Region of Murcia to discuss various issues of interest on the municipality. In the first place, the Ministry was asked for help to carry out the hydraulic infrastructure that would go from the Cemetery road along the Valencianos road to the "Tío Benito" reservoir, in order to provide service to the hamlet of El Esparragal-La Station, and Rambla del Murciano to Rambla de Béjar.

and that all mancomuneros enjoy the same quality of water. Furthermore, recently published aid in the BORM for energy efficiency was discussed.

The objective of the Irrigation Community, supported by the Puerto Lumbreras City Council, is to take advantage of them to create small photovoltaic plants in the reservoirs, and thus lower the energy cost, in turn the price of water, taking care of the environment. The Irrigation Community and the City Council also took advantage of this meeting to continue claiming the protection of the Puerto Lumbreras irrigable perimeter and that the photovoltaic plant projects are not installed on irrigated land.

"We lend our hand and our support to any industry or investment that may be made in our municipality, as long as it is done in dry land, and thus does not harm sectors as fundamental to the locality as the primary sector, on which more than 50 % of local GDP These lands are vital for our agriculture, the main economic and employment engine of Puerto Lumbreras, which has also demonstrated once again during this pandemic its commitment to the municipality as an essential sector, both to supply our homes and to prevent the spread of the virus,collaborating altruistically every week in disinfection tasks, as well as donating food and basic products for those who need it most, "says the mayor; María Ángeles Tunisia. In this meeting, which all parties described as "very positive and constructive", the request was once again discussed to carry out the transfer of water that is granted from the Negratín reservoir to the Puerto Irrigation Community.

Lumbreras, another important measure to continue promoting the agricultural sector of the municipality.

Source: Ayuntamiento de Puerto Lumbreras

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