The Malta Independent 25 June 2024, Tuesday
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Ambjent Malta completes work to make Dwejra Lines more accessible

Saturday, 22 April 2023, 13:36 Last update: about 2 years ago

Works by Ambjent Malta to make the Dwejra Lines more accessible for trekkers and the public have now been finalised, the government said in a statement.

Minister for the Environment, Energy and Enterprise Miriam Dalli visited the 3.5km stretch, which forms part of the wider Victoria Lines.

This work on Dwejra Lines is among the first that will be carried out on different trails as Malta’s first national trail will be created. The Victoria Lines stretches from Fomm ir-Riħ to Pembroke.

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Minister Miriam Dalli was accompanied by Ambjent Malta and the Ramblers Association, together with the Friends of the Victoria Lines and Trekking Malta.

President of the Ramblers Association, Ingram Bongin, explained how the cleaning work and the extensive pruning of overgrown vegetation covering the path was needed to help visitors cross this trail more safely. Ambjent Malta will continue to implement a regular cleaning schedule across the soft areas to ensure the necessary maintenance of the area whilst encouraging visitors to keep the trail clean.

Ambjent Malta had to remove a substantial amount of illegally dumped waste. Ambjent Malta also installed picnic benches, directional signs and drew blazes – internationally known by ramblers to guide their path.

As part of the electoral manifesto pledge to make Victoria Lines a national trail, we have carried out works on the Dwejra Lines for people to access and enjoy this part of the walking trail. Our commitment is to continue with this work and to create more awareness about the need to protect such places and biodiversity, said Minister Miriam Dalli.

Josianne Muscat, director responsible for Environmental Projects within Ambjent Malta, said that this work was carried out to keep the trail in the best possible state. We will continue the work in other trails, including Kemmuna and Foresta 2000. We call on those who visit these places to keep the place clean and in good condition, said Ms Muscat.

 

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