The Malta Independent 23 April 2024, Tuesday
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Investment of nearly €1 million in converting an abandoned area into a garden in Ħaż-Żebbuġ

Wednesday, 3 April 2024, 13:21 Last update: about 20 days ago

An abandoned area in Ħaż-Żebbuġ is to be refurbished into a garden for the enjoyment for the public thanks to an investment of nearly €1 million, Omar Farrugia, Parliamentary Secretary for Public Works, said on Wednesday.

The garden will include a fountain, picnic areas as well as a basketball court and an underground cistern which will collect rain water and utilise it to water the garden, he said. Farrugia said that a modern lighting system will be installed to illuminate the park at night, a CCTV system will be installed, and the pre-existing walls will be restored for added security

Accessibility to the garden will be ensured by the installation of new pelican lights in the main street opening into the garden, Farrugia said. He added that solar panels will also be installed in the garden.

“This is another project in a series of projects we are investing in as a government to change unused spaces into green areas open to the community. Through this project in Ħaż-Żebbuġ, families will be able to enjoy the countryside and children will be able to play in a safe area,” Farrugia said.

Farrugia visited the site at the onset of this project a few days ago. He was thanked by the locality’s mayor Mark Camilleri who said that the project will make a great change in that area of Ħaż-Żebbuġ.

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