Mértola: Minister of the Sea is now in “Village Museum”.

Sea ministers in Mértola to sign the Guadiana airworthiness protocol.

The Minister of the Sea, Ana Paula Vitorino, and the Mayor of Mértola, Jorge Rosa, signed today by 11 hours, the Interpretation Center Pomarão, a Protocol between the Municipality of Mértola and the General Directorate of Natural Resources, maritime security and services and contract to contract for the navigability of the Guadiana river (Pomarão - Mértola).

The navigability of the Guadiana to Mértola village is fundamental to the development of the region and will allow increasing the nautical tourism in the county.

The works to restore the navigability of the Guadiana River between Alcoutim and Pomarão (na photos), municipality of Mértola, Alentejo, integrated in a project whose first phase (between Vila Real de Santo António and Alcoutim) It was completed in late 2015.

This second phase of the project was part of an application to the planned EU funds for the period 2014-2020 (POCTEP / INTERREG V-Spain-Portugal).

s conditions of navigability of the river began to deteriorate from the mid- 1960, after the closure of mines S. Sundays, in the Mértola municipality. Until then, and since the late nineteenth century, the river had been an authentic "highway" river, traveled by hundreds of ships carrying ore to the port of Vila Real de Santo António.

Teixeira Correia

(journalist)

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