Europe gives first yes to the flood park project in Benidorm
Written by Cool Radio Spain on March 16, 2019
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Article Written & Published in Spanish By: Diario Informacion
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Europe gives the first yes to the project of the flooded park of Benidorm
The proposal to extend the sports area of the Rincón de Loix passes the first cut to access the grant.
The area where the future park will be located. information
The future project «BenidO2rm» has received the first yes from Europe, the one that brings him a bit closer to being one of the chosen ones within the initiative Urban Innovative Actions (UIA) of the European Union.
This contemplates developing a flooded urban park and expanding the sports area of the Rincón de Loix.
The project, presented by the City of Benidorm in the hands of Dinapsis, belonging to Hidraqua, is “eligible” for the EU, which is the first step in the selection process to qualify for ERDF funds within the fourth call of this program.
This was revealed yesterday by the mayor, Toni Pérez, who recalled that the project was approved unanimously in full on January 28 and is quantified at 3 million euros.
In case of being finally elected, the European Union would finance 80% of the execution cost.
This new park contemplates a large green area of action of 30,000 square meters, which integrates the Antonio López sports area (which would also add a new football field to the two existing ones); the current urban park of the Rincón de Loix; and the municipal plot located next to the La Torreta social center.
As this newspaper has already published, the peculiarity of this park is that it is flooded, “thus solving an important problem” that occurred in the area in the face of episodes of rain.
Thus, on the surface that corresponds to the plot next to the social center, it is proposed to build a lamination pool that collects the rainwater from the Barceló and Derramador ravines when rainfall occurs.
Once collected, this water would be removed from the trawl contamination, preventing it from reaching the beach; and later it would regenerate “in situ” to be reused in the irrigation of the park itself, of the sports fields and also, in the future, of other public and private green areas.
This flooded part of the park is configured so that it does not affect the rest of the facilities.
This fourth edition of the UIA initiative, to which 175 proposals have been submitted, has a budget of 372 million euros to develop projects across Europe linked to the digital transition, urban poverty, urban security, and sustainable use of the soil – solutions based on nature.
In this last thematic area, the “BenidO2rm” project is framed. Although there is no pre-established official calendar, the call could be resolved during the summer.