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Wednesday, May 11, 2022

Cabildo de Tenerife accused of shamelessness in supporting a tourism project that will destroy El Puertito in Adeje

Citizen Assembly on Saturday, May 14, on the beach of Puertito de Adeje, at 5:30 p.m.

The spokeswoman for Sí Podemos Canarias in the Cabildo de Tenerife, María José Belda, expresses her political group's rejection of "the crazy tourism project with which they once again intend to destroy another coastal area of ​​our island, El Puertito in Adeje, located close to La Caleta de Adeje Protected Natural Area, considered a Site of Scientific Interest”. 
Belda affirms that "they want to continue with urban development to enrich the private pockets of foreign investment companies that benefit from land reclassification, at the cost of destroying one of the last natural spaces we still enjoy in the south of the island”.
The island councillor of Sí Podemos Canarias announces that she will present a question in the next Plenary Commission of the Presidency of the Cabildo "to find out what the political position of the government group is regarding this new project, called Cuna del Alma.

Belda denounces the presence of the government team during the presentation of this tourism project, "trying to show themselves publicly as an insular government that watches over the territory, and then poses in the photo with those who are in charge of carrying out environmental attacks that eliminate the landscapes that make us an unique land”.

The spokeswoman for the insular group reiterates her group's complaint regarding the usual practice of traditional political parties "of continuing to reclassify land so 'urban ballots' can be carried out, using greenwashing when subsequently presenting this type of project to citizens, camouflaging them as plans that value the territory and respect the environment”.

María José Belda supports the protests of the various environmental groups that have spoken out against this project - Salvar La TejitaATAN (Asociación Tinerfeña Amigos de la Naturaleza), the Telesforo Bravo-Juan Coello Foundation and the Forum Against Incineration - and joins the call made by ATAN and Salvar La Tejita "to convene a Citizen Assembly on Saturday, May 14, on the beach of Puertito de Adeje, at 5:30 p.m., as a demonstration of the rejection by the population of Tenerife of this development”.