More than 12,000 trees and shurbs will be planted in Malta before the end of the year.
Malta’s environment minister José Herrera said that 2018 would be ‘a record year for tree planting’ as part of a national project to make Malta greener.
He made the announcement as he met with members of Swieqi Local Council and the Madliena Administrative Committee.
Around 1,000 indigenous trees and bushes are to be planted near the entrance to Fort Madalena in Swieqi.
Sweiqi mayor Noel Muscat welcomed the afforestation project and a €30,000 euro grant which will be used to plant even more trees in the town.
The mayor added that agreement has been reached with a private company to finance the care and watering of the trees over the next five years.
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