The City Council of San Javier has disseminated a video through its social networks to highlight the reasons that the coastal municipality has to host the Spanish Space Agency, a candidacy to which a multitude of organizations, municipalities, associations, universities and the business community have adhered.
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— Ayto. San Javier (@Ayto_SanJavier) November 12, 2022
This is the case of the Cartagena City Council and the city’s business community, together with the Port Authority (APC), Repsol and Sabic, which have already expressed their support for San Javier’s candidacy to host the Spanish Space Agency.
The presentation of the candidacy, to which 20 other cities in addition to San Javier are applying, was led by the president of the Community, Fernando López Miras, and the mayor of the coastal municipality, José Miguel Luengo.
In the video released now, they underline the “strategic location” of San Javier for its connections by land, sea and air, and highlight the more than 10,000 m2 offered by the existing facilities of the old airport of San Javier, in which Aena made an investment of one million euros a year and a half before its closure, so it is able to open at the beginning of 2023.
On the other hand, the video alludes to the more than 100 years of aviation history of the coastal town and the benefits of San Javier, its climate, its two seas and all the services it offers. “And most importantly, we have the support of an entire Region. Spanish Space Agency, you are welcome”, can be read in closing.
The fact is that the municipality of San Javier has “great strengths” that make it an “ideal” candidate to host the Spanish Space Agency, such as, for example, having facilities already built in the old airport terminal that would be available for operation in the first quarter of 2023 – as required by the call – in a high-security military enclosure.
It also has “excellent” connections by air and road, a high hotel capacity and the possibility of generating synergies with the Air and Space Army with which it would share facilities, as well as with the Polytechnic University of Cartagena (which has the Defence University Centre on the same site) and with the University of Murcia (which has its Faculty of Sports Sciences in the municipality).