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I saw a link to the press release here on Facebook. It describes improvements to facilities on the beaches in the area.

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The beaches of El Ejido have 6 free Wi-Fi points, 9 new watchtowers and photovoltaic panels in the modules

A free Wi-Fi network has been installed and deployed in different sections so that tourists can connect to the Internet and become prescribers of the tourist destination of El Ejido, posting photos and videos of their trip and stay on social networks

The new wooden towers, which will be dismantled in winter, have been installed at a height of 3 meters, thus increasing the safety of bathers

Provision of electricity supply and air conditioning 4 lifeguard modules, through the placement of photovoltaic panels on the roof and installation of high energy efficiency air conditioning machines

El Ejido, August 2, 2022. - The beaches of the municipality of El Ejido have increased their provisions and equipment this summer season to offer a better service to all bathers.

The mayor of Tourism, Luisa Barranco, recalled that "the City Council obtained a grant of 500,000 euros from the Ministry of Tourism, Regeneration, Justice and Local Administration of the Junta de Andalucía and co-financed by the European Union, through the EAFRD Fund. A grant which has allowed us to incorporate new means, facilities and services into the 2022 Beach Plan to guarantee maximum comfort, quality and safety for bathers, neighbors and visitors. A Plan that will be active until September 11”.

An amount that, as Barranco recalls, has been allocated to eight different actions, such as, for example, "the installation and deployment of a free Wi-Fi network in different stretches of the beach so that tourists can connect to the Internet and facilitate travelers become prescribers of the tourist destination of El Ejido, posting photos and videos of their trips on social networks”.

There are a total of 6 Wi-Fi points distributed evenly throughout all the beaches, three of which will be permanent and three seasonal. The landlines will be located at the SOS post in front of Brisamar, at the adapted point on Poniente beach (next to the rugby field) and next to the Balerma Tower. While the storms will be distributed in the adapted points of the Levante, San Miguel and Balerma beaches.

Another action has been the adaptation and replacement of nine watchtowers, increasing the safety of bathers and counting on the work of 42 lifeguards, a health emergency technician, a nurse and Local Police patrols. "The existing watchtowers spread over all the beaches in the municipality have been adapted, taking advantage of their foundations and main structure and replacing the upper cabin that was deteriorated due to corrosion of its metal body."

The new cabin is made of wood and will be installed in the summer and will be dismantled during the winter. It is placed at a height of 3 meters from the level of the arena. In addition, 2 completely new watchtowers have been acquired.

And work has been done on energy efficiency on beaches, with the provision of electricity supply and air conditioning in 4 lifeguard modules, by placing photovoltaic panels on their roofs and installing high-efficiency air conditioning machines. Thus, all the lifeguard modules have an electrical supply.