The intervention on the slope above the Recreation Port of Calheta is advancing next week and will force the closure of traffic and all commercial establishments in that area for a period of three months.
After some suspense and after several weeks to see the movement of machinery on the site, the work will move forward and, to the surprise of many, will practically stop all local commerce.
Confirmation was given to the Jornal Madeira by the Regional Government, responsible for the consolidation work of that escarpment, which ended postponing the start of work to not coincide with the Christmas period and in a way not to significantly impair the various commercial establishments affected. The works advance on January 14 and last at least until the end of March.
Meanwhile, the newspaper knows that the Ponta Oeste Company has already been informed of this decision and that it has already been communicated to the marina concessionaire, which, the day before, has also met with the merchants established in that space.
I know from a local in the area that there is no news yet about what kind of compensation there will be for entrepreneurs. It already happened 7 years ago without any compensation. Only employees were paid by the gouvernement back than. Just 2 days ago a new Restaurant opened their doors. About 1 month ago pastelaria Cupcakes opened and a third was about to open.