Company has not built multipurpose building it promised in its contract

Orihuela Town Hall has started the process to terminate its contract with the company it hired to manage the Municipal Sports Centre (CDM) in Orihuela Costa in 2010 because it has not fulfilled promises it made.

Councillor Víctor Valverde  had said it would build a 1,000m2 multipurpose building to offer some services that are not available on the coast. It promised to do this by 2014 at the latest. “I believe four years of margin is enough time and it still hasn’t been built,” explained Valverde.

The contract with the company ends in 2022 but the councillor wants to rescind it as soon as possible as the company receives about €200,000 every year from the Town Hall to manage the service, as well as keeping all the profits it makes.  “We think it is better to look after the interests of the Town Hall and the residents,” he said.

The company now has ten days to make any objections or explanations before the final decision is made.

Opposition party Cambiemos has repeatedly called for the contract to be withdrawn for repeatedly not complying and having the highest prices in the area despite being also paid by the Town Hall.