The acting Minister of Culture and Sports, José Guirao, and candidate for Congress, during his visit to La Unión, has urged the regional government to "once and for all" finish processing the file for the BIC declaration of heritage miner
The acting Minister of Culture and Sports, José Guirao, and candidate for Almeria to the Congress of Deputies has visited this Saturday the public market of La Unión, home of the International Festival of Cante de Las Minas.
There he has held a meeting with journalists in which he has shown his fear for the impact that the environmental crisis of the Mar Menor is having on sun and beach tourism in Spain: "Unfortunately, the PP in its more than twenty years of Government in the Region has failed to take care of one of the natural jewels of Spain that is the Mar Menor and we have experienced the implosion of a tourist and agricultural model that is unsustainable. "
José Guirao has lamented the management developed by the Popular Party regarding urban planning in the Mar Menor environment.
"There are many illegal constructions that have caused problems in the natural outlets of the water and in the waterways and that we have verified with the avenues of September that almost end with Los Alcazares."
He has also criticized the popular agricultural policies: "Uncontrolled agriculture is unbearably polluting the waters of this lagoon."
The acting minister and candidate for the Lower House has described the situation of the Mar Menor ecosystem as a matter of "national emergency".
Therefore, José Guirao has urged the regional government of Fernando López Miras to take actions in an "orderly" and "coordinated" with the State Administration: "We need the Autonomous Community to stop looking elsewhere when illegalities are committed or when develop unsustainable tourism and agricultural models. "
During his visit to La Unión, José Guirao has been accompanied by the candidate for Murcia to the Congress of Deputies Pedro Saura and by Diego Conesa, general secretary of the PSRM.
Diego Conesa has also exposed to the minister his fear for the economic repercussion that the environmental crisis of the salty lagoon is having: "The Mar Menor brand and the reputation of the Region of Murcia are on the ground and that balks all economic sectors, not only agricultural and tourist, and unfortunately, to date, we do not visualize from the regional government a leadership to review economic, social and environmental policies. "
For his part, Pedro Saura has taken advantage of the visit of the acting minister to remember that in the electoral newspaper library of the Region of Murcia, "the PP has received much electoral support in the past from this community, but then that has not been translated into investments and in the next appointment with the polls it will be more useful to vote for the PSOE because the Government of Pedro Sánchez has tendered 1,200 million euros to execute projects that guarantee a prosperous future for Murcia. "
Industrial and mining heritage of La Unión is deteriorating
The acting minister and candidate for the Lower House has highlighted the importance of the money allocated from his department to the La Union market and has valued the economic and tourist potential of the heritage of the Unionense locality.
"It is one of the most important enclaves in Spain for its industrial and mining heritage and I would like the Government of Murcia, once and for all, to complete the processing of the declaration of Declaration of Cultural Interest of all mining facilities that deserve, in order to make an investment effort through 1.5% cultural, "said José Guirao.
"The heritage of the Union is deteriorating and it is urgent that we can recover it to return it to the citizens for their enjoyment and to become a pole of economic attraction and business generation."
The acting minister recalled that of the 80 million tourists who visit Spain each year, a total of 12.5 million do so to practice cultural tourism and stressed that the unionense heritage could be included in cultural tourist itineraries with appropriate investments .
"In a few years we could turn La Unión into a place not only known for the Cante de las Minas, but also for its industrial and mining heritage because it is strategically located between Cartagena and the Mar Menor," said José Guirao.