The tanker ‘Tomasso S’, ceded by the State and with a capacity of 7,500 cubic meters, has arrived in La Palma from Lisbon and is already anchored in the port area of Tazacorte. It joins the two portable desalination plants that are being installed in the Puerto Naos area to guarantee the maintenance and survival of the plantations in the area affected by the volcano.
The Ministry of Ecological Transition, Fight against Climate Change and Territorial Planning of the Government of the Canary Islands works to speed up the deadlines for the commissioning of desalination plants.
The general director of Waters of the Government of the Canary Islands, Víctor Navarro, visited these facilities this Thursday together with the president of the Cabildo de La Palma, Mariano Hernández Zapata; the Government delegate in the Canary Islands, Anselmo Pestana, and the mayor of Tazacorte, Juan Miguel Rodríguez.
For his part, the Minister of Ecological Transition, Fight against Climate Change and Territorial Planning, José Antonio Valbuena, underlined the great work that companies are developing and the operation of more than 40 workers who intervene in the desalination plant area so that these infrastructures, together with the tanker, will come into operation in the next few days, “despite the obvious complications of working with heavy machinery a few kilometers from an erupting volcano“.