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The project called ECO-TUR "La Ruta del Agua" in La Oliva makes progress with its action plan

The project called ECO-TUR La Ruta del Agua in La Oliva makes progress with its action plan The Local Action Committee of the ECO-TUR project in La Oliva met last month in order to make progress with the planning of «La Ruta del Agua», an initiative that will help create a new tourism itinerary in the municipality.

It will concentrate on the promotion and sustainable visit of the ethnographic and historical resources associated with water use, such as reservoirs, gavias (fields surrounded by earth and stone walls to gather rainwater), small ponds, fountains and natural springs.

ECO-TUR Project

La Oliva is the only municipality in Fuerteventura that participates in the ECO-TUR Project, a transnational network that consists of local European administrations from the Canaries, the Azores and Madeira as well as other countries such as Cape Verde, Senegal and Mauritania.

The main action of the project presented by La Oliva is the Route of Water (Ruta del Agua) that will help rehabilitate and include as tourism wealth in the municipality some historical assets linked to the use of water such as those listed above and the creation of an interpretation route of them all. In addition to the «Ruta del Agua», the project plans on carrying out other actions aimed at diversifying and promoting the tourism offer of La Oliva within ecotourism concepts, active tourism and the promotion of activities.


Congratulations to Paca, a "woman who counts" in La Oliva

The Ayuntamiento presented its sincere congratulations to Francisca de León Figueroa, from Corralejo who was rewarded during the event called "Mujeres que cuentan" (Women who count), that took place last month at the Palace of Training and Congresses within the events programmed by Fuerteventura's Cabildo in honour of International Women's day.

Paca Figueroa is a reference in the folklore of the north of the island as creator of the Association called Aires de Mascona since 2006, and much before in 1976 with the beginnings of the group Dunas de Corralejo and she was also linked to the Trío Dunas or the Cuarteto Corralejo.

Singer-songwriter and cultural animator, she teaches music to children and was a pioneer with the first women's street bands. Paca stands out, especially for her business and family side. In 1964 she took over her parents' business, the Don Juan Bakery, the oldest in Corralejo, a business that has generated employment and wealth and preserved its jobs even during the worse times of the crisis.


 

LOCAL NEWS
• The winner of the National Gastronomy Prize 2006, Paco Roncero, to attend Taste Fuerteventura
• The Territorial Politics' Council studies the state of preservation of the Egyptian Vulture in the Canaries
•The Frente Polisario start their tour in La Oliva in the search of support for the Saharan cause
•Youssou Ndour and The Original Wailers will be on stage in July during Fuerteventura en Música
•The Canarian Government promotes the extra virgin olive oil sector of the islands
• New equipment for the island's call centres in order to improve services
• Five wild donkeys get moved to the Experimental Farm of Pozo Negro
• La Oliva works on its tourism strategy on the German market that is picking up again in the North of Fuerteventura
• Seven women receive an award from the Cabildo and the six ayuntamientos for International Women's Day
• The refurbishment of the old Stella Canaris will start in May
WHO IS WHO
• Alfonso Girón - Director of the Hotel Barceló Castillo Beach Resort
• Gregorio Benítez – Training Coordinator of Work Centres and in charge of the Relations' Department with businesses of CIFP Majada Marcial
• Aida Le Pesqueur, Margarita Bethencourt and Inés Nájera – Organisers of CONSCIENTIS - Fuerteventura
ASTRONOMY
•Spring: sweeter temperatures that invite us to enjoy the night sky
HEALTH & WELLNESS
• Homoeopathy treasures: Gelsemium
• Traditional Chinese Medicine (M.T.C) - How to find a good acupuncturist – part IV
•In good shape thanks to fasting - Medical advice from Doctor Bludau
• Marine plankton - The Montse Puyol - Fundación Aqua Maris
• Regular check-ups of moles to prevent skin cancer - Clinica Principal
COMMUNITY
• The Majorero cheese from Fuerteventura is amongst the best in the world
• Project to clean up the barranco of Río Cabras
• What the legend says…The Garoé tree
WHAT HAPPENS IN YOUR MUNICIPALITY?
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• LA OLIVA
• PÁJARA
• PUERTO DEL ROSARIO
• TUINEJE
LEGAL CONSULTING
• The Supreme Tribunal considers that the reference rate of the IRPH is not abusive and is therefore legal. Is this sentence final?
DECO
• Greenhouses
FOREIGNERS CORNER
• Police reports and false complaints