The Vice President and Minister of Public Works and Transports of the Government of the Canary Islands, Pablo Rodríguez, stressed the need for this project in a port whose traffic grew by 11% last year

The Ministry of Public Works and Transport of the Government of the Canary Islands, headed by Pablo Rodríguez, through the public enterprise Puertos Canarios, has completed the works that had been carried out in the building of the dock of Puerto de Órzola, Lanzarote.

Pablo Rodríguez said that “despite the high daily flow of passengers from this dock, the Port of Órzola did not have an adequate waiting area so far”, so he indicated that this improvement project, awarded for 25,000 euros, “Will contribute to substantially increase the comfort and safety of the users of this port whose passenger traffic increased in 2016 by 11% over the previous year.”

The project has allowed the creation of a small area on the east façade of the building, in which the existing masonry bench has been maintained and a glazed wall has been added to protect users from the North wind, as well as a shelter that offers shade and refuge in case of rain.

On the other hand, since last October Puertos Canarios has been working on the other side of the building to improve access to the sale of tickets. Through the newly built staircase, a clear and frontal access has been created to the façade of the building, which allows the user freedom of movement when approaching the lockers and avoid the crowds that were formed at times of greater influx.

Likewise, two grids have been installed in the terminal that will collect the storm water that usually ends up on the port esplanade, causing dangerous situations. With this action the water will be diverted from the rain through a sanitation pipe, avoiding the runoff that enters the port.

In the coming weeks will be placed the new signage of the port, which in addition to marking the access to it, will allow to order the movement of pedestrians and road traffic in both the esplanade and the dock loading and unloading goods.