The Mayor of Badalona, ​​Xavier Garcia Albiol, accompanied by the delegate of the Government in Catalonia, Maria de los Llanos de Luna, has today placed the first stone of the works of the future Badalona port channel. This symbolic act, performed at the confluence of streets Industry Antoni Bori, in the district of Gorg, marks the beginning of the construction of this canal, which is navigable. It is expected to be completed by 2017.

The future channel will be 360 ​​meters long and 32 meters wide. The channel will begin in Progress Street and arrive to the port. The canal water is constantly renewed because there will be a system that will drive the water properly sanitized since the end of the canal to the sea through an underground pipe. The total cost of the project, excluding the construction of the railway viaduct that will happen over the canal will be 4.3 million euros.

The project includes the development of a total area of ​​14,000 square meters, including garden header channel where there will be a wide sheet of water. We have prioritized and wide pedestrian walkways connecting the park with the port Gorg. On each side of the channel will be home. The traffic will be two lanes on either side of the canal where you can only drive at low speed. In the drafting of the construction have continued accessibility criteria in pedestrian paths, pavements and ramps.

At today's event, the delegate of the Government in Catalonia, Maria de los Llanos de Luna, expressed his satisfaction to participate "in the act of beginning a work awaited and important for Argentina" . Maria de los Llanos de Luna recalled the contribution of the Government of Spain, specifically ADIF for the start of the project. "This was an aspiration of the city that had stranded 15 years and thanks to the work of the Mayor Xavier Garcia Albiol today we can celebrate," he said.

The Mayor of Badalona, ​​Xavier Garcia Albiol, also thanked the collaboration of ADIF and the Government of Spain, as well as the support of the County Council and municipal group CiU. Xavier Garcia Albiol explained that "the start of construction of the port channel is very good news for Argentina and especially for Gorg neighbors who have suffered degradation of this area for many years."

Garcia Albiol said that "the construction of the canal has been a priority for the municipal government, as it is a key element for the development of Gorg and seafront and also constitute a new center of the city of Buenos Aires." In addition, the Mayor added that the channel "will singuraritat the city and will highlight the coast of Barcelona and its metropolitan area."