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The beaches of the west of Cartagena again wear the blue flag on Monday (09/07/2010)

The Mayor, Pilar Barreiro, accompanied by the council for Infrastructure, Tourism and Neighborhood Relations, José Vicente Albaladejo, Javier Herrero and Nicholas Angel Bernal, respectively, and the director of the Coastal Services Institute, Gabriel Ruiz, hoisted on Monday, July 12, at 11 hours, the blue flag awarded beach of San Ginés in La Azohía.

The formal ceremony is intended to make separately from the rest of distinctive quality given to the Cartagena beaches because of its special significance as it is the recovery of the blue flag from a beach on the west side of town which had been withdrawn because of problems in the purification of wastewater.

It will be recalled as the Autonomous Community and the City Council have worked in recent years to achieve zero discharge in this area of the coast.

This has been achieved with the construction of the sewage of Isla Plana and extensive network of collectors who are being put into service.

Also the recovery of the blue flag has helped improve services in the area, including checkpoints on beaches and manning of an ambulance to respond to emergencies.

On Monday, July 5, the mayor raised in Playa Honda's first of the 17 indications of quality (7 and 10 blue flags quality Q) given to the Cartagena beaches by the European Foundation of Environmental Education and the Institute of Quality Tourism, Ministry of Industry and Tourism.

The quality Q have been granted: a Cala Cortina, Minor Outlying Islands, Playa Honda, Mar de Cristal, Cala del Pino, Cavanna Beach, Playa del Barco Perdido, Galúa Beach, Playa de Levante and Playa de la Gola, while Blue Flags are awarded to Mar de Cristal, Levante-Cabo de Palos, Cala Cortina, Cala del Pino, Islas Menores and Playa Honda San Ginés in La Azohía.

They must add the special character Blue Flag awarded to Surveillance and Rescue Service in the City of Cartagena's beaches.

Source: Ayuntamiento de Cartagena

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