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      Faro finally signs contract for Algarve’s first crematorium



      Faro council has signed a contract with the companies who will be responsible for building and managing the new Faro
      crematorium – the first in the Algarve – stipulating a 10-month deadline for the project to be complete.

             he contract for the  not meet the agreed terms,  to manage space for
             concession,       and the agreement was   funeral services, but for a
             construction and  dissolved on 25 May, 2016,  Region that has effectively
      Tmanagement of           with Faro council receiving  lacked a service of this
      the Faro Crematorium was  compensation of        nature for many years”.
      signed last Friday, 14 June,  €309,000.          Last January, Rogério
      between Faro Council and  Faro launched a new    Bacalhau explained that,
      companies Servilusa –    tender in the summer of  while the crematorium
      Funeral Agencies SA, and  2016; however, the     would cost in the region of
      FPC Constructions Lda.   adjudication procedure  €500,000, there will be no
      According to regional    was suspended due to a  investment from Faro
      newspaper Sul            legal challenge put forward  council.
      Informação, the facility will  by one of the bidders.  “The winning company
      take shape in the city’s new  In November 2018, the  pays rent to the local
      cemetery and comprises a  process was again      authority and a percentage
      crematory and all        resumed, within the     from the cremations, and
      associated services, such  framework of a decision  then they will manage the
      as a tanatopraxia (body  handed down by the      crematorium and settle the  The signing of this contract brings to a head what the council has termed as “a long
                                                                               The signing of this contract brings to a head what the council has termed as “a long
                                                                                The signing of this contract brings to a head what the council has termed as “a long
                                                                                The signing of this contract brings to a head what the council has termed as “a long
                                                                                The signing of this contract brings to a head what the council has termed as “a long
      preparation) room,       Algarve Central         investment.”            process that has been ongoing since 2011, when the Municipality first launched the
                                                                                process that has been ongoing since 2011, when the Municipality first launched the
                                                                               process that has been ongoing since 2011, when the Municipality first launched the
                                                                                process that has been ongoing since 2011, when the Municipality first launched the
                                                                                process that has been ongoing since 2011, when the Municipality first launched the
      reception, ecumenical    Administrative Court,   Faro Council will receive  tender for the crematorium”. (Supplied)
                                                                                tender for the crematorium”. (Supplied)
                                                                               tender for the crematorium”. (Supplied)
                                                                                tender for the crematorium”. (Supplied)
                                                                                tender for the crematorium”. (Supplied)
      chapel, storerooms,      paving the way for the  €1,700 per month for the
                                                                               Street named after Sir Bobby Robson
                                                                                Street named after Sir Bobby Robson
                                                                                Street named after Sir Bobby Robson
                                                                                Street named after Sir Bobby Robson
      sanitary facilities and a  signing of the contract last  occupation of the land and  Street named after Sir Bobby Robson
      dressing room.           Friday.                 one percent of the value of
                                                                               Loulé Town Hall to name street after football legend.
                                                                                Loulé Town Hall to name street after football legend.
                                                                                Loulé Town Hall to name street after football legend.
                                                                                Loulé Town Hall to name street after football legend.
      The signing of this contract  The contractor now has 70  each cremation.  Loulé Town Hall to name street after football legend.
      brings to a head what the  days to submit the final  Cremation prices have also  On 20 June at 12pm, the Loulé Town Hall  Portuguese pitches when he managed
      council has termed as “a  project, followed by a  been stipulated: Faro   held a ceremony to unveil the ‘Rua Sir Bobby  both Sporting and Porto football clubs.
      long process that has been  period of 30 days for its  residents will pay €258 (+  Robson’ plaque. The street in question, in  On the philanthropic front, Sir Bobby
      ongoing since 2011, when  approval and a period of 10  VAT), non-residents €309  the Vila Sol complex in the Council of  Robson, alongside his wife Lady Elsie,
      the Municipality first   months to carry out and  (+ VAT) and the cremation  Quarteira, will serve to honour his memory  created a Foundation in England
      launched the tender for the  finish the work.    of bones will cost €180.  well into the future.              tasked with making a contribution
      crematorium”.            Faro Mayor Rogério      Up until now, the nearest  Sir Bobby Robson, who passed away in  towards scientific cancer research. In
      The local authority recalled  Bacalhau said: “this is  crematorium to the Algarve  2009, left a vast and highly celebrated legacy  Portugal, over the course of sixteen
      that at the time, the    excellent news, not only for  has been a 300km   in the world of football. Beyond playing and  years, he has helped to raise over a
      company that was         the Municipality, which  roundtrip to Beja, in the  managing England’s national football team,  million Euros for Refúgio Aboim
      awarded the contract did  now has better conditions  Alentejo.            Sir Robson also made his mark in    Ascensão, a children’s charity in Faro.
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