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Lugar de Baixo Marina Will Be Renatured

Last updated on 7th June 2022

Referring to the Lugar de Baixo Marina, the President of Madeira, Miguel Albuquerque, reaffirmed that the political decision to build the Marina was based on a technical study carried out by one of the best laboratories in the business.

“If I was presented with this technical decision, I don’t know… I wasn’t the governor, but I don’t think we can self-flagellate ourselves. There is a government process underway against the company, with a request for compensation, but the fundamental issue is, that the technical studies were wrong ,” said Miguel Albuquerque today, in Ponta do Sol.

“It was a political decision based on a technical decision. Often, technical decisions do not support public decisions.” What we need to do, he stressed is to find a solution for the Lugar de Baixo Marina, that is not going to cost millions  in infrastructure. 

“We are thinking of renaturalising the space, removing the dissonant and dangerous elements, protecting the escape and returning the space to the population, but it will not become a bathing area,  as that would require a set of conditions that the current infrastructure cannot support.  The area is also dangerous to swimmers due to the amount of iron deposited there. 

Samantha Gannon

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