The Government of Canaries, together with the Harbor Authority of Tenerife and the approval of the City council of Granadilla de Abona, have the pretension to build an industrial port of enormous
dimensions in this municipality al south of the island.
The project of port is predicted in several phases, covering more than 5 kms of coast, what would suppose very serious consequences:
- Destruction of the seaboard: 17 beaches would disappear
- Loss of resources: the southern fishermen would remain affected
- Loss of sand in the beaches: good-bye to beaches as those of The Médano and The Tejita just as today we know them
- Contamination of the seaboard: floating residues, discharges, fuel..
- Losses in the tourist sector: who would want to come to pass his holidays in an industrial port?
- Chaos traffic in the south freeway: permanent traffic of trucks by the freeway
- Paralyze of the social services: central sanitary of the municipality we paralyze agricultural
- Loss of agricultural floor
Enrique Arnaiz wrote us:
“Briefly, and regarding Montana Roja and its birds, the project admitts that a loss in the amount of sand in the area of Montana Roja and the dunes could happen. To solve the problem they intend to
refill this sand. How? Maybe with sand from the sea-floor, maybe from the Sahara, with boats or trucks! Looks like they only care for the look of it and not for the ecosystem.”
See Protest against the projekt:
Please visit www.nopuertogranadilla.org