With the signing of this collaboration “we advance in the recovery of an emblematic building from the capital that offers great potential for improve competitiveness of Spain in the segment of tourism for meetings, incentives, conferences and events (MICE, in its acronym in English) for its excellent location and its surface area of almost 40,000 square meters ”, highlighted the Secretary of State for Tourism and President of Turespaña, Fernando Valdés, after signing the order with Carmen Librero, president of Ineco.
“The reform will also allow locate the new headquarters of the World Tourism Organization, which will give more visibility to the main international institution in the field of tourism in the United Nations ”, added Valdés.
Opened in 1970, the Congress Palace has been closed since December 2012, when a technical report concluded that it did not comply with current regulations on safety.
Ineco will receive from Turespaña a maximum amount of 627,199.82 euros for this consulting work and drafting of the basic project
At within 10 months from the signing of the order (extendable for unforeseen causes) Ineco must present a basic project for the construction and exploitation of the works, which will be tendered at a later stage.
It should be remembered that Turespaña announced in February its intention to reopen said infrastructure through an assignment to a private entity for a period of 40 years.
The project now commissioned by the public promotion body must include aAnalysis of the state of conservation of Miró’s mural by a specialized professional, since it is a unique element protected by the General Urban Planning Plan of Madrid 1997.
In addition, this entity will supervise all the works and may propose modifications in everything that it considers convenient and does not represent an economic imbalance.