The Malta Independent 25 September 2022, Sunday
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Gozo: It's ambiguous to be concerned about over-development, but in favour of tunnel, airport - Sant

Sunday, 14 August 2022, 07:42 Last update: about 2 months ago

It’s a contradiction to be worried about over-development in Gozo, and then be in favour of the construction of a tunnel to Malta and an airport, former Labour Prime Minister Alfred Sant said today.

Writing on Facebook, the Labour MEP said that “too many people (mostly Gozitans)” agree that development in Gozo has reached unsustainable levels.

There must be some truth in this, as Gozo is fast becoming a smaller Malta and will lose the characteristics that attracted visitors.

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The problem is that there is an ambiguous situation, he said,

“I cannot understand how serious tourism promoters in Gozo on the one hand are concerned about this development aspect, and on the other hand are in favour of the monster project that seems tio have been shelved – the tunnel between Malta and Gozo; or in favour of a project which has been resurrected when it should have been put aside forever: the building of an airport”.

Sant was referring to a recent survey carried out by the Gozo Tourism Association which found that all establishments interviewed are worried about over-development.

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