"The Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries and Sustainable Development will promote the Integrated Territorial Investment (ITI) project for the development of the Barbate river marshes , in the terms of this municipality (Barbate) and Vejer de la Frontera, to promote ornithological tourism.
The territorial delegate of Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries and Sustainable Development, Daniel Sánchez , on Wednesday informed Vejer that "this initiative, linked to the natural park La Breña and Marismas del Barbate, is at the drafting phase of the project." Speaking of this initiative in the company of the mayor of Vejer, José Ortiz , the delegate mentioned that "these important works will value a magnificent area and open it to the town of Vejer and the region ."
As the Board has indicated in a statement, it is within the planned actions, with European Funds, for ornithological tourism in natural areas of our province and this proposed action refers to an estimated budget of 1.15 million euros and is provides that it includes a walkway installation that facilitates access from the surrounding residential areas, in pedestrian, cycling or equestrian mode.
This project will include improvements that will affect, in the municipal terms of Vejer de la Frontera and Barbate, an approximate area of more than 80 hectares of lagoons and more than nine kilometers of roads , and that will contemplate more than three kilometers of new path, including bird watching points. The delegate of Agriculture has added that "this path will connect with another route that is being drafted and starts at La Barca de Vejer and that will reach the natural park of Los Alcornocales, where an initiative is planned to convert a section of the Barbate river into navigable zone ".
Regarding the marshes of the Barbate River, Daniel Sánchez said that "the development of this initiative will mean a substantial improvement in the entry points to the park and will contribute to the enhancement of this natural area and a better knowledge of the area by part of the citizenship, in addition to bringing benefits regarding the connection of this enclave with other areas, a question demanded in this environment. "
As indicated by the delegate of this Ministry, this project "will allow a better observation of the surrounding birds and the enjoyment of the natural park and the development of activities, as well as facilitating healthy practices, increasing safety and generating advantages for sectors such as tourism or the sports one."