The presentation of Madrid Nuevo Norte’s hydraulic works brought together the President of the Community of Madrid, the mayor of the capital and the president of DCN to explain the importance of these works.
DCN’s president, Álvaro Aresti, explained that the overhaul of the main water pipes of the capital included “state-of-the-art water collection and reuse systems that ensure efficient management of the water cycle”.
Díaz Ayuso highlighted that the action is “a work of engineering unprecedented in Europe” since it will renovate facilities that supply drinking water to 60% of the inhabitants in the entire region.
The President of the Community of Madrid, Isabel Díaz Ayuso, together with the mayor of Madrid, José Luis Martínez-Almeida and Álvaro Aresti, president of Castellana Distrito Norte, presented the upgrades to the Canal de Isabel II within the framework of the Madrid Nuevo Norte project. The event at the El Olivar Storage Tank (Fuencarral) was held to present the key facts on the water supply infrastructures to be renovated during the Madrid’s great urban regeneration project.
Álvaro Aresti: “Water is at the heart of Madrid Nuevo Norte”
The president of Castellana Distrito Norte, Álvaro Aresti, mentioned that Madrid Nuevo Norte’s hydraulic works are “essential for all Madrilenians”. Aresti underscored the need to manage this valuable resource in a responsible and sustainable way. He stated that it, “is part of the essence of the action” and “one of the principles that have guided the project design”. He, therefore, explained that, in addition to the major works required to set back and upgrade the main pipes supplying water to the capital, “state-of-the-art water collection and reuse systems will be added, enabling efficient management of the water cycle”.
DCN’s president described Madrid Nuevo Norte as “the largest urban transformation that Madrid will experience in many decades, decisively contributing to the economic recovery that we need so much”. An action that, according to the president of DCN, is “the best example of public-private partnership, aimed at jointly promoting a key action for the future of Madrid, to create a genuine 21st century city”.
Díaz Ayuso: “We laid the foundations of Madrid Nuevo Norte”
The President of the Community of Madrid, Isabel Díaz Ayuso, stressed that Madrid Nuevo Norte, “one of the largest urban developments in Europe in the coming years”, stems from a public-private partnership. Ayuso mentioned that the urban project “will require an investment of over 20 billion euros in the region”. She also highlighted that “it will facilitate for many citizens access to housing. It will connect the Prado-Recoletos axis with the El Pardo Forest through new public transport infrastructures, transforming the image of the capital”.
Regarding the works of the Canal de Isabel II, Ayuso announced that “six strategic hydraulic infrastructures will built, upgrading more than 12 kilometres of facilities that supply water to over three million people”, i.e. 60% of the population of the region and 80% of the capital’s inhabitants.
Ayuso highlighted that the hydraulic works will involve building “a five-kilometre artery that will pass through Madrid Nuevo Norte”, and “a storm tank to store rainwater and regulate the inflow to treatment plants, preventing river pollution”.
According to Díaz Ayuso, this “work of engineering unprecedented in Europe will be enabled by Distrito Castellana Norte”, since the works will be financed in its entirety by this company, the project’s main private partner.
Martínez-Almeida: “Reclaim the best future for the people of Madrid”
The mayor of Madrid, José Luis Martínez-Almeida highlighted the importance of this project for the capital: “The future of the city clearly depends on Madrid Nuevo Norte”, he said. He pointed out that this important urban regeneration project is one of the avenues available to public administrations to “reclaim a better future for the people of Madrid”, which “the pandemic” has tried to wrest from them”.
He also underlined the “transformational role” of Madrid Nuevo Norte, which “cannot be merely limited to figures, no matter how impressive they may be”. This project will “improve the quality of life of all people in Madrid”. The mayor pointed out that a project like this requires a lot of preparatory work, including hydraulic infrastructures that “will ensure enhanced water supply” to the capital.