Government wants to build two new bridges to Spain

  • ECO News
  • 28 September 2020

The Portuguese government wants to take advantage of the Recovery and Resilience Fund (PRR) to build two new bridges linking the Portuguese border to Spain.

“It is a plan for unique opportunities,” the Prime Minister summarised to the public on Monday, one day before presenting the Recovery and Resilience Plan (RRP) alongside European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen at the Champalimaud Foundation. One of the plan’s objectives is to make an investment to increase the economic potential of the locations near the border with Spain.

To this end, the government proposes building a bridge between Sanlucar de Guadiana and Alcoutim and another over the River Sever. There will also be an investment in the IC2 that connects Bragança to Puebla de Sanabria and in another connection to connect Moraleja to the IC31 (Castelo Branco/Monfortinho). On the Portuguese side, the project will not exceed 102 million euros.

The newspaper reports on other measures that will be included in the Recovery and Resilience Plan such as: 8,000 integrated and palliative care beds, 1,250 million to provide housing for 26,000 families, a fast tram in Loures, an autonomous bus in Porto, eleven new sludge treatment stations, own air facilities and 9,100 kilometres of fuel management lanes.