• Wences Alós Valls: “It is a reflection of the satiety of neighbors and holidaymakers after ten years of government inactivity”
• You can pick up more banners in the Plaza Pintor Sorolla and the cars will leave at 7.30 pm from the parking lot of the tennis courts
This Sunday a large mobilization of vehicles is expected in Moncofa in the face of the demonstration by car convened to demand the construction of breakwaters to prevent the regression of the beaches of the municipality. The associations and volunteers of the town have already distributed more than 4,000 protest banners and the number is expected to increase until the mobilization begins on Sunday at 7.30 pm, in the parking lot of the tennis courts.
In fact, you can already see many of these banners hanging on balconies, windows and shops both in the city center and on the beach of Moncofa.
The population has joined in this claim to the Government for the construction of breakwaters along the entire coast of the municipality. The lawsuit has united not only residents, associations and organizations, but also all political parties in the municipality. And it is that after more than ten years of fruitless wait for the Government to undertake at once the works the construction the breakwaters that are needed to protect the coast of the municipality, all the town has said enough.
Wences Alós Valls has assured that “we expect a great mobilization, which reflects the satiety of the neighbors and vacationers of Moncofa, before the inactivity on the part of the Government. The regression of our beaches is constant and there is a project adapted to the reality of climate change, which began with the study of Cantabria in 2010 and has already passed more than a decade without having done anything.
More banners can be collected on Sunday at 19 hours in the Plaza Pintor Sorolla, next to the letters of MONCOFA on the beach, and at the same point of departure of the vehicles that will be at 19.30 hours from the parking lot of the tracks of tennis. After running along Mare Nostrum Avenue and the entire coastal front of the Grao de Moncofa, it will end at Plana Baixa Street, on Cami Cabres.
Risk of regression along the coast of the village
Wences Alós Valls has explained that “if the Government carries out the breakwater project in Nules, the regression in the south of the municipality will worsen, so it is already essential to build breakwaters along the coast of Moncofa. Not only in the south, whose drafting of the project is paralyzed by Costas, but also in the north, where Costas has not even started working on the design of the project.
Given this situation, the mayor of Moncofa defends “the urgent need for the Government to do at once the works of the breakwaters on the beaches of the town to protect the natural, tourist and architectural heritage, but also to give a boost to the future opportunities for the municipality’s tourism sector. The state condemns us to only be able to enjoy three months of our beaches, when as a tourist reference we need beaches 12 months a year. It is therefore a question of works that are fundamental to be able, also, to offer better opportunities of future, to the independent ones and small industralists of the municipality, besides attracting investment to the town.
Coastal regeneration and protection is a priority
The City Council of Moncofa will maintain as a priority the defense of the interests of the residents and the regeneration of the municipal coast despite the fact that Costas does not seem to plan to take any action at this time. It does not even seem to now contemplate Wences Alós’ request to strengthen the short-term breakwaters in the grade area, as promised by the director general of Costas, Ana María Oñoro, and the deputy director general of Coastal Protection, Ángel Muñoz, in the meeting they held with all the mayors of the south of Castellón last April.
Wences Alós has assured that “the government team of Moncofa will defend the interests of its neighbors with a cape and sword to prevent the threat of demolition of houses tourist heritage of the municipality and its road infrastructure.”