Hamrun, Mosta And Qormi Are About To Get A “Green Up”

The‘Green & Blue Infrastructure’ concept will see three urban areas, in three localities, get a green glow up soon.

The initiative is a joint one between the Ministry for the Environment, Climate Change and Planning and the Parliamentary Secretariat for Citizenship and Communities.

Ħamrun’s Housing Estate, Vjal L-Indipendenza, Mosta and Triq il-Wied, Ħal-Qormi will now have greener areas in places where people live, work and go out recreationally.

“In Qormi, the intervention will be in the area of a valley which is known for being impacted by rainwater; in Ħamrun, the project will be at the heart of the community and in a place where hundreds of families live; in Mosta, a main road which is also considered to be a commercial zone,” Minister Aaron Farrugia said.

The Minister explained that a design and build competition for professionals will be launched, through which proposals for these projects will be chosen based on their environmental benefits and health benefits for residents.

LIVE | Minister for the Environment, Climate Change and Planning Aaron Farrugia and Parliamentary Secretary for Citizenship and Communities Alex Muscat announce an investment for environmental projects in urban areas around Malta

LIVE | Minister for the Environment, Climate Change and Planning Aaron Farrugia and Parliamentary Secretary for Citizenship and Communities Alex Muscat announce an investment for environmental projects in urban areas around Malta

Publiée par MaltaGov sur Vendredi 19 juin 2020

“Malta needs more projects which truly are in line with our vision to move from grey to green in terms of infrastructure, and which truly benefit the health of residents and improve wellbeing. This is why we are looking at less traditional ways of tackling national projects, and because the time has come to revolutionise the concept of intelligent planning in our country,” the Minister said.

Parliamentary Secretary Alex Muscat said that this pilot project will be financed by the National Development and Social Fund (NDSF) in order to continue to support our communities and improve the quality of life of residents within these communities. “We are continuing to see the value and importance of funds generated from the Individual Investors Programme (IIP) as they give rise to projects which benefit the public, as they are invested in the environment we live in,” Parliamentary Secretary Muscat said.

 

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