News in brief for the Costa Blanca region of the province of Alicante

ALMOST COMPLETE: Final touches to Benidorm’s Techohito Tower as the Plaza Triangular reopens Photo credit: Benidorm Town Hall

Cine Park TRAFFIC returns to normal in Benidorm’s renovated Avenida del Mediterraneo on February 7 and the Plaza Triangular will be able to reopen to vehicles now that work is almost complete on the Technohito tower. Access to the old town via Avenida Doctor Perez Llorca has also been restored.

more houses The town hall of ALTEA will devote €57,000 to the restoration of a municipal property in the Old Town, built in 1920 and initially classified as a ruin. Structurally sound, it will be transformed into three small apartments intended to be rented as social housing or emergency accommodation.

Come here CONFRIDES (270 inhabitants) eliminates capital gains tax, fees for processing building permits, occupation of public property, installation of telephone relays and issuance of official documents. Mayor Ruben Pico explained that the town hall wants to attract investment and therefore more jobs by reducing bureaucracy and red tape.

fire away WORK completed on a firewall protecting the Puig Campana mountain in the Realet, Sima and Font del Moli areas of Finestrat. It cost the town hall €31,145, prompting Mayor Juanfran Perez Llorca to complain that the project had received no financial aid from the regional government.

board games The Parks and Gardens department of VILLAJOYOSA has installed three exercise machines in the Barbera del Aragones park, as well as three tables with incorporated chairs. These have built-in boards for playing chess, parchis (similar to ludo) and Juego de la Oca, whose various traps are reminiscent of snakes and ladders.

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