Hello Everyone, i can give you the latest information that was stated in the Spanish Press, although this was about 8 weeks ago, but gives good detail as to infact what is happening at the beach.
On the 13th May 2010, the Canarian central Government approved the payment of the money necessary to make the repairs to the cliff face at Los Gigantes beach. This was then published in the press the following day, 14th May stating that the maximum period for this work to be completed is the 31st December 2010.
On the 18th May, the mayor of Santiago Del Teide confirmed that they were being sent today, from Central Government, ?300,000 , which is 50% of the ?600,000 total cost of the project.
On the 15th May, a tender was put out for 2 firms of engineers to be contracted to state what needs to be done to best resolve the issue of the cliff face. The tender was only open for 14 days.The selected engineers would then carry out immediately their studies and their recommendations would then be passed to the Spanish Costas ( Coastal authority) to be approved by them.
Costas have guaranteed that their approval should not take more than 15 days, as since the tragedy, they have been giving their full support to resolve this issue.
The total time from the 18th May to get full go ahead for the work to begin is 2-3 months, and then the work will begin which is expected to take 3 months to complete.
Therefore the work should begin by September and therefore should be completed by December, to meet the deadline set by the Canarian Government.
One hopes that this will be the case.
If i have any further information, i will post it here.
all the best