The Provincial Council of A Coruña is committed to promoting the Geopark of Ortegal through the conscription of an economic allocation of 500,000 euros in their budgets for 2018, in addition to signing an intermunicipal collaboration agreement with the municipalities of Cariño, Cedeira, Cerdido, Moeche, Ortigueira, San Sadurniño and Valdoviño. After being approved by the Commission of Cooperation, General Provincial Plans, Assistance to Municipalities, Tourism and Historical-Artistic Heritage, this agreement and approval by the Provincial Council for the creation of the Xeoparque de Ortegal, involves establishing the basis for the creation of the Xeoparque de Ortegal, which will be jointly managed, contributing to optimize the management of personal means, materials and technical necessary to implement the project.
The agreement will have a duration of four years, extendable to four additional years, including the duties and actions to be undertaken by each of the seven local authorities involved in the project. Thus, among its sections is the creation of a Board of Directors, composed of representatives of the municipalities and the provincial institution, whose presidency will rotate annually among the participating municipalities.
Likewise, each of the municipalities must prepare a report and a programme of actions, which must be attached together with the economic, financial and technical-administrative studies for the preparation of a master plan that describes the functions and activities to be developed in the project.
The consolidation of the Ortegal Geopark will contribute to turning the region’s territory into a sustainable development zone, with a strategy based on its cultural and natural resources, a situation that will have a positive impact on the promotion and growth of the municipalities it encompasses.