WORK HAS begun to make natural gas available to residents in the Playa Albir area of Alfas in a project costing around 400,000 euros.
The 7 km infrastructure network will cover the areas between Cami de la Mar, Avenida Albir and Cami Vell de Altea and will bring the supply to an estimated 5,900 homes and businesses and around a dozen hotel establishments.
Supply company Cegas has invested over 1.8 million euros in the construction of the network which will eventually cover nearly 14km throughout the Alfas del Pi Muncipal area continuing in it’s desire to make a major investment effort to extend natural gas to new towns and strengthen the distribution and transport network.
Alfas del Pi Urban Planning Councillor Toni Such said: “The arrival of natural gas can imply an injection of competitiveness for companies, hotels, shops and restaurants in the municipality, being more economical and less polluting,”
He added that construction work on the project is expected to be completed by early May and households should be able to start using the natural gas within a few weeks of the completion date.