The mayors of Albufeira City Council and the Albufeira Promotion Agency (APAL) confirmed today that «the New Year's program is still on, with the poster previously announced». Therefore, the New Year's Eve show at Praia dos Pescadores, with Anselmo Ralph as the headliner.
Mayor Carlos Silva e Sousa points out that, after the calamity, “the city is getting back on its feet with the help of hundreds of people – anonymous, groups of volunteers, companies, clubs and associations in the municipality, local and external authorities – who joined forces operating on the ground and merchants in the area in cleaning and removing sludge and debris, either from the public road or from the private space, namely from shops, bars, restaurants and accommodation units located in the most affected area, between Praça dos Pescadores and Avenida da Liberdade”.
«From the survey we made of the situation, it is estimated that the damages will amount to millions of euros», in public and private goods and infrastructure, so the mayor of Albufeira says it is «fundamental to quickly restore normality and bring the economy back to normal. function'.
«The Albufeirenses are showing that they are people of great determination, who do not give up their arms in the face of adversity, so we must continue to work and we are convinced that everything will be ready in time, so that Albufeira can once again show itself as the favorite destination of thousands of visitors at this time of year».
New Year's Eve in Albufeira «is one of the biggest events of its kind at national level, we have a luxury poster, with Anselmo Ralph as headliner, and so we are going to use this excellent opportunity to recover part of the loss, taking advantage of the economic return provided by the event», emphasize Carlos Silva e Sousa and José Lourenço dos Santos, president of APAL.
«The Municipality of Albufeira and APAL, through their members, remain committed and believe that, now more than ever, it is essential that businessmen remain united and strive to ensure that, with everyone's help, Albufeira returns to Portugal normality and that this year also continues to appear among the main destinations of the New Year», they conclude.