After the signing of the protocol for the reorganization of the maritime façade of A Coruña on May 22, the Board of Directors of the Port Authority held an extraordinary meeting this morning in which the creation of the Coruña Marítima Commission and the operational rules of this inter-administrative cooperation body were approved.

Thus, the agreement outlined in the aforementioned protocol, which was signed by the Xunta de Galicia, the City Council of A Coruña, the Ministry of Transport and Sustainable Mobility, State Ports, ADIF, and the Port Authority, begins to take shape.

As stated in the document, all the necessary work to carry out the transformation of the port areas will be coordinated through the Coruña Marítima Commission, created by the Board of Directors of the Port Authority. Its presidency will be held by the Mayor of A Coruña, Inés Rey, and it will include representatives designated by the administrations that signed the protocol, as well as members of the political parties with municipal representation.

The Board of Directors also approved the functions of the commission, which are summarized in monitoring, advising, analyzing, and proposing measures to the Board of Directors of the Port Authority that it deems appropriate for the development of the Coruña Marítima project. The operating rules of the body were also ratified, with the first meeting scheduled for the first half of next July, to be convened by the Mayor of A Coruña as the president of the commission.

These rules emphasize the need to reach broad agreements to undertake the transformation of the maritime façade in line with the protocol’s new framework of understanding, considering the common interest in maintaining public ownership of the spaces, the maintenance of port activities not relocated to Punta Langosteira, the opening of the lands no longer used for port purposes to citizens, and generating economic benefit for the Port Authority and great social benefit for the citizens.

To promote social participation throughout the process that begins now, the commission will designate a forum involving social groups and agents, and a working group tasked with carrying out all necessary technical tasks, consisting of two representatives from the Port Authority, two from the City Council of A Coruña, two from ADIF and the Ministry, one from State Ports, and two from the Xunta de Galicia.

The Port Authority Board members unanimously approved all these agreements and expressed their support for the new phase that is opening for the port and the city.