As the Ministry of Development continue to drag their feet the Torrevieja mayor has asked for an explanation as to why they are taking so long in reaching conclusions regarding the project to bring a rail link back into the area. 

A new medical centre for Pilar de la Horadada and the lack of beach huts on the Orihuela Costa seems to have had no effect on the award of Blue Flags to the Vega Baja with This is four more than the region achieving four more than in previous years, two of which are on the Orihuela Costa at Cala Cerrada and Mil Palmeras, one at Cabo Cervera (Torrevieja) and the 4th at Playa Puerto (Pilar de la Horadada).