The President of the Government, Francina Armengol, and the Mayor of Palma, José Hila, today visited the remodelling work on Palma’s new promenade, accompanied by the President of the Balearic Isla
The Port Authority of the Balearic Islands (APB) will replace 5,281 plants on the Ribera and Botafoc quays of the port of Eivissa.
The lack of water, the salt winds and the average temperatures of the port area mean that the plant species must be resistant and adapted to the Mediterranean climate of the seashore, so low-maintenance perennial plants that provide different textures and colours throughout most of the year can always be found.
At the same time, medium maintenance gardening criteria will be standardised in the Ribera quay area, as well as the choice of suitable seasonal plants that will provide an ornamental image throughout each season of the year, including important events such as Christmas, and that will increase the amount of flowers during the peak tourist season. Thanks to this intervention, particular focus will be given to garden maintenance as a result of the works carried out on the Ribera quay and areas devoid of plants will be adapted.
The budget amounts to 79,000 euros and will employ eight people. A maximum period of one year has been set for this from the start of the work, which will begin tomorrow, Tuesday,15 March. Within one month, all planting will have been completed, while the following three months will be devoted to monitoring how the plants are faring. Seasonal plants will be supplied for the rest of the year.