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The Mining Park continues to attract exceptional interest (03/03/2010)

The Mayor of La Union, Francisco Bernabé, and Councilman Infrastructure, Carlos Martinez, collected his award yesterday European Business World economic publication that has been granted to the City of La Union to consider the Mining Park the most innovative initiative to be put underway in the Region of Murcia in 2010.

Francisco Bernabé said, "This prestigious award highlights the importance of the Mining Park project and the positive impact it will have on our tourism recovery and value of our heritage."

The awards, held in Madrid, was chaired by the Director General for Trade Policy of the Ministry of Industry, Tourism and Trade, Angel Allué Buiza.

It meets the thirteenth edition of the awards European Business World magazine gives an agency and a company of each region.

European Business World, a national reference publications and most prestigious in the industry, has awarded in previous years awards to institutions such as the regional government, the Port Authority of Cartagena and the Parque Tecnológico de Fuente Alamo.

The prize of the European business magazine Business World is now the second national recognition received by the Mining Park of La Union after the Santa Barbara Award, an award that the Association of Mining Engineers awarded based on the work of rehabilitation and restoration of heritage mining.


Mineral Park is a pioneering initiative in the recovery of historical heritage to its value as an attractive tourist and cultural nature, because it means the recovery of a total of eight former mining sites of the nineteenth century that will see "in situ "as they lived and worked for former miners of the Sierra de Cartagena - La Unión.

The complex occupies a total of 50,000 square meters in the foothills of the Sierra Minera and the same will have a mining train that moves to tourists throughout the different spaces that are intended to visit.

Specifically, the Park provides for the rehabilitation and musealization of Road 33, former gateway to the mining operations through the Sierra and links with Portman Union and the Mediterranean Sea, a kiln, a few magazines, of a vein of tin ore in a laundry, a raft of sludge from the mine "Paul and Virginia", which has acted outside its facilities, and spectacular mine "Group Vicenta", undoubtedly one of the most powerful attraction to those who will have from now the region of Murcia.

The Mining Park is an initiative led by the municipality of La Union and which construction began in summer 2007.

The entire project involved an investment of nearly three and a half million euros, which have been paid between the municipalities of La Union and Cartagena, the Autonomous Community of Murcia, through the concerted action of four Departments different, highlighting the special support of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism to the project, and the Government of Spain, through the participation of two different ministries.

Source: Ayuntamiento de La Unión

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