Jesús Verdú has regretted the acts of vandalism that have caused damage to the assets of the company that is carrying out the cleaning, conservation, protection and accessibility works in this area of ??great heritage value. The Councilor for Culture of the City of Yecla, Jesús Verdú, has presented the project for the protection and rehabilitation of cave paintings on Mount Arabí, together with the Director of the Municipal Archaeological Museum, Liborio Ruiz.
After the action carried out in recent years, in the existing paintings in the Cantos de Visera coats, work is currently being done "on cleaning, conservation, protection and accessibility in the Midday coats" "This is an important action - in the opinion of the councilor - because in this way we will be able to conserve and protect them from the multiple threats generated by their pathologies.
By being able to visit them, we will be able to incorporate a property, declared by UNESCO a World Heritage Site , to the catalog of proposals for tourist visits to Yecla " Jesús Verdú has lamented the "acts of vandalism that have caused damage to the assets of the company that is carrying out the works of protection of the rock paintings of Mount Arabí.
In this way, the conservation of the paintings is endangered.
a delay in the pace of the works and has generated a higher economic cost of money for all.
This situation has forced to establish night watch shifts by the workers themselves " In relation to the criticism expressed these days on social networks, the councilor has indicated that "I can understand that some do not like this intervention and criticize them, as it is happening.
In democracy everything is debatable.
What I cannot understand is the lack out of respect for the opinion of others, which has led to personal disqualification and insult to those responsible for the management of the protection of the paintings.
And much less than those who claim to be defenders of the Arabí, attack the forest.
" Finally, he wanted to emphasize that the increase in visits to Mount Arabí, "due to the different values ??it holds, whether environmental, landscape or heritage, obliges those of us who have the responsibility to protect it to take measures that prevent or minimize the impact that may be caused "
Source: Ayuntamiento de Yecla