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Andalucía announces 7,700 million euros infrastructure investment

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Andalucía announces plans to vastly improve its network infrastructure. Image: Pixabay

Andalucía will allocate the funds aimed at improving the transport network infrastructure over an eight-year period.

The Board approved the Andalucían Transport and Mobility Infrastructure Plan (Pitma) 2021-2030 on Wednesday, November 2, after two and a half years of “meticulous work” of drafting and processing. This document will serve as the Autonomous Government’s mobility road map in the years to come, with the fight against climate change taking precedence.

The plan, which was approved at the Governing Council’s weekly meeting, calls for an investment of 7,766 million euros to be carried out over the course of the next eight years. The endowment will be financed by more than 41% of funds coming directly from the Board, 23% of funds coming from the European Union, and 18% of funds coming from other sources.

The development of the subway systems in the Andalucía provinces of Seville, Malaga, and Granada, as well as the commissioning of the Jaén and Alcalá de Guadara trams, together, will cost more than 3,000 million euros, according to the infrastructure plan.

This was explained by the Minister of Development, Articulation of the Territory, and Housing, Marifrán Carazo. An investment of 1,400 million euros will be made in the Seville subterranean extension.

The plan states that the line 3 project, in preparation since 2021- and carrying on until 2023, has already been modified, and is awaiting the start of construction on its northern part, which is planned to start in 2023 with a completion date set at 2028.

Similarly, it is anticipated that Alcalá de Guadara’s new tramway system will start operating the following year. The plan also mentions the “building” of line 2 of the Seville metro, which will connect line 3 and the Santa Justa station and connect the city’s east and west sides.

These regional projects are expected to be completed between 2025 and 2030.

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