Deputy Paulo Sá (PCP), elected by the Algarve, questioned the government about the delay in interventions to reinforce the dune cord, disassembly of the lagoon and replacement of the bar at the Fábrica site, in the municipality of Vila Real de Santo António.
The issue arises from the fact that in April 2018 the Assembly of the Republic approved a draft resolution recommending to the government that, for the preservation of the environmental and cultural heritage of the Fábrica and Cacela Velha area and the sustainability of economic activities that develop there, promote, as a matter of urgency, interventions to strengthen the dune cord, de-desorteration of the lagoon and replacement of the bar.
"Having this draft resolution of the PCP was unanimously approved, it became a resolution of the Assembly of the Republic, with the government politically linked to its implementation," says the communist deputy.
For the deputy, the economic activities of this local community "have been extremely harmed, and in some cases even unfeasible", due to the destruction of the primary dune and the siltation of the bar and navigation channels.
On the other hand, in recent years, adds Paulo Sá, there has been an acceleration of the erosion process of the cliff in Cacela Velha, putting at risk the patrimonial complex of the historical core of the zone, classified as a Public Interest Property.
“For several years now, the PCP has been insisting on the need to carry out interventions in this area, to strengthen the dune cord, de-thinning the lagoon and replace the bar”, says the parliamentarian.
Paulo Sá wants to know from the Minister of Environment and Energy Transition what concrete steps have been taken by the government over the past year to implement the resolution.