The Port Authority of the Balearic Islands (APB) has today carried out a drill on the containment of marine pollution in the zone 1 sheltered waters at the Port of La Savina.
The president of the Port Authority of the Balearic Islands (APB), Joan Gual de Torrella, presented the project of the marine terminal for traffic between Ibiza and Formentera during the annual meeting held today by the Navigation and Port Council of the Port of Ibiza, during which he also discussed other important issues with the port community.
This project defines the port spaces designated for commercial uses of marine traffic between islands, the future boat repair yard and the fishing area in line with the Delimitation of Port Spaces and Uses proposal (DEUP), which is currently under consideration by State Ports.
Joan Gual de Torrella drew attention to the agreement reached with the City Council of Ibiza during his presentation of this project, which "complies with the commitment made at the beginning of the parliamentary term to leave the port's front line open to the public". In this regard, the mayor of Ibiza, Rafa Ruiz, has reassured that the actions that were agreed on between the port and the city at the beginning of his term of office are being finalised and geared toward their implementation.
The project of the new Marine Terminal also entails the integration of three essential actions: the construction of a single-storey underground parking lot for 691 spaces and with an initial budget estimated at 18 million euros; the refurbishment of the sports dock promoted by the Club Naútico de Ibiza; and the pedestrianisation of the port section of Avenida de Santa Eulària, where the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries, Food and Environment is currently carrying out works to improve the sanitation and drainage of the city.
New Harbour Station
The construction of the underground parking will also entail the relocation of the fishermen's guild building to the new fishing area, as well as the fitting out of a new yard at the commercial quays. There are plans to build the new Harbour Station of Formentera on top of this parking lot, where more than two million passengers will pass through each year.
The ground-floor infrastructure will be equipped with all of the services necessary for passengers and access points, both for road traffic and pedestrians to guarantee their comfort and safety. The harbour station will be made up of three separate modular blocks: one where the ticket desk areas, offices and services for passengers will be held; another with a cafe service; and a third, smaller in size, for ancillary uses including tourist information or similar.
The rest of the development will stay open to the public and will be equipped with green spaces and canopy structures to create shaded areas. The budget for this work is 4.4 million euros. Meanwhile, three piers and a loading ramp are planned for the sea area for boats and ships transporting freight and passengers between Ibiza and the Port of La Savina with a budget of 5 million euros.
The terminal juggles the separation of port traffic –embarking and disembarking of vehicles– with the traffic of supply vehicles and public services including taxis and buses.
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