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A committee has been appointed by the Government to make recommendations on the preservation of trees in urban and rural areas. The committee is made up of Alfred Baldacchino, Charles Grech, Steve Borg, Anna Spiteri and Pamela Hansen, who all work on a voluntary basis. The committee will also be making recommendations against excessive pruning.
The Times 7.5.2013
The first charging point for electric cars was unveiled in Floriana this afternoon and Malta and Gozo will have about 100 of them by year's end, Transport Minister Joe Mizzi said this afternoon.
timesofmalta.com Monday, June 24, 2013, 17:43
Isle of MTV will be going green this year with a new corporate social responsibility scheme that will see 18 tons of waste produced on the night separated for recycling at the Sant Antnin recycling plant. The scheme was revealed at a press conference earlier today asTourism Minister Karmenu Vella was shown around the stage which has been specially designed for the event being held tomorrow.
timesofmalta.com Tuesday, June 25, 2013, 14:38
The government has kicked off the public consultation process related to the national waste management plan by publishing what it is referring to as the ‘Issues Paper: Towards Sustainable Waste Management’, eventually superseding the 2010 National Waste Strategy. This was announced by Minister for the Environment Leo Brincat during a press conference held at his ministry in Sta Venera this afternoon.
independent.com.mt Monday, 01 July 2013, 15:14
A 900-metre squared stainless steel net has been anchored to the rocks at the popular swimming area at Ghar Lapsi to avert danger from falling rocks.
timesofmalta.com Wednesday, July 31, 2013, 09:53
The government is considering the possibility of extending Rinella sandy beach, the only beach in Grand Harbour, Infrastructure Minister Joe Mizzi said this morning. The extension would be made by introducing foreign sand, as was done elsewhere such as St George's Bay. He was speaking at the end of the first phase of an embellishment project on the beach, near Kalkara. The works so far have included new lighting, disability access, benches and bollards, at a cost of €30,000 for the government. Other works in the pipeline include the building of a public convenience where toilets will use sea water while showers will use rainwater. There will also be changing rooms. Mr Mizzi said the works were part of efforts aimed at breathing new life into the Rinella, Bighi area.
timesofmalta.com Friday, August 9, 2013, 10:02
Half of the area in the three bays at Ghadira has been freed of rental sun shades and deck chairs in terms of a new agreement reached between the Malta Tourism Authority and the lido operators. MTA chairman Gavin Gulia said the operators had agreed to a reduction of the space taken up by their shades and chairs and it was now easier for people who did not wish to hire such facilities to find space. "We are giving the bays back to the people, Maltese and tourists," he said at a press conference yesterday, adding that the arrangement has been in place for three weeks and it was being closely monitored. The same model will be adopted to other bays.
timesofmalta.com Saturday, August 10, 2013, 07:42
In the wake of the recent public outrage over the savage pruning of the trees lining St Ġorġ Preca College in Ħamrun, a course on tree pruning is to be set up. It will run later this year following an agreement between the Environment and Education ministries, Environment Minister Leo Brincat announced yesterday. The course will present the latest techniques in tree pruning and will be divided into varying degrees of specialisation. It is to be held at the Centre of Agribusiness at the Malta College of Arts, Science and Technology.
timesofmalta.com Thursday, September 5, 2013, 00:01
Il-Gvern, flimkien ma’ Transport Malta, qiegħed iniedi skema ta’ għotja ta’ flus bħala inċentiv biex aktar vetturi bil-mutur isirilhom it-tibdil meħtieġ sabiex ikunu jistgħu jaħdmu wkoll bil-gass. Din hija miżura oħra favur l-ambjent maħsuba biex ikomplu jonqsu l-emissjonijiet mit-traffiku stradali. Soġġetta għall-kundizzjonijiet li japplikaw, l-għotja tammonta għal €200 li tingħata meta jsir it-tibdil meħtieġ biex vettura bil-mutur M1 li tintuża għal skop privat, tkun tista’ taħdem ukoll bil-gass. L-iskema daħlet fis-seħħ fl- 4 ta’ Ottubru, 2013, u tagħlaq fil-31 ta’ Diċembru, 2013, jew qabel, jekk ikun intlaħaq il-massimu ta’ 1,000 talba.
A scheme to encourage the restoration of wells in households has been launched by the Malta Resources Authority. A budget of €100,000 is being allocated for the scheme and the government will be offering up to 50 per cent of the total expenses eligible for the works, not more than €1,000, as well as certification fees up to a maximum of €100. All plumbing expenses related to the setting up of a separate system for second class water could be considered part of the eligible expenses.
timeofmalta.com Tuesday, October 22, 2013, 11:09
Iċ-‘charging points’ għall-vetturi li jaħdmu bl-elettriku, li bħalissa qed jitwaħħlu f’diversi lokalitajiet f’Malta u f’Għawdex, se jkunu mingħajr ħlas għal perjodu ta’ sena. Dan tħabbar fi stqarrija maħruġa mid-Dipartiment tal-Informazzjoni. Il-Ministru għal Għawdex Anton Refalo ħabbar li f’Għawdex qed jitwaħħlu 15-il ‘charging point’ waqt li f’Malta qed jitwaħħlu 75 oħrajn f’postijiet differenti biex ikun iffaċilitat l-użu ta’ dawn is-servizzi.
The façades of historic buildings within Victoria’s Citadel are to get a facelift, months after the embellishment of the bastions. A €400,000 contract has been awarded for the restoration of the façades of Gozo’s law courts, Governor’s Palace, Old Prison, National History and Folklore museums, among others. All are located within the Citadel in Gozo.
timesofmalta.com Friday, December 27, 2013, 15:31
The Imtarfa family recreation park is now open as promised by the government back in July. This was announced by Minister for Transport and Infrastructure Joe Mizzi when he visited the project , accompanied by Parliamentary Secretary in the Ministry responsible for implementing the Election Manifesto Ian Borg. This was another electoral promise kept by this Government when he promised to develop more parks that are more equipped to hosting various activities for families. Minister Mizzi said that Imtarfa residents never had a project like this.
maltastar.com Sunday, 29 Dec 2013, 08:07
A newly-embellished village square in Ghajnsielem will be inaugurated tomorrow evening, following a €125,000 redevelopment project. Apparition Square, better known as the Pjazza tad-Dehra, now has a hard stone fountain base instead of a limestone one, new paving, a lawn, new benches and street furniture, a reservoir and two wooden bridges.
Timesofmalta.com Saturday, May 28, 2016, 16:07
New arrangements are being made for pedestrians in the area of the Tritons fountain in Valletta ahead of works for the rehabilitation of the area. The workare being carried out by the Grand Harbour Regeneration Corporation. Vehicular traffic will initially not be affected but arrangements are being made for pedestrians for safety reasons, the corporation said. During the first phase of the works, trees will be uprooted and eventually replanted in Valletta ditch. A new roundabout will be built in front of the Ministry of Education in Great Siege Road and the pavement in front of the Phoenicia Hotel will be rebuilt once utility services are laid. According to plans announced in July, Tritons Fountain square will become a pedestrian area, with the public transport hub moved away. Valletta ditch will be turned into a garden, while the bastions alongside the city's entrance will be given greater prominence. As announced, a new roundabout is to be built on Great Siege road by the Education Ministry. Renovation works will begin at the pedestrian area opposite the Phoenicia Hotel known as Il-Biskuttin and will include works on Nelson street to add more bus bays.
Timesofmalta.com Tuesday, September 27, 2016, 15:55
Il-Prim Ministru Joseph Muscat, illum tefa' uffiċjalment il-power station tal-Marsa li ilha topera għal dawn l-aħħar 60 sena. Sa mis-sena 1953, il-power station tal-Marsa baqgħet tagħti s-servizz tagħha u tforni l-enerġija għal Malta. F'ċerimonja li saret ġewwa l-bini tal-Marsa power station viċin it-turbina numru 8, il-Prim Ministru saħaq li din hija "ġurnata li fiha l-pajjiż kollu qiegħed jieħu nifs ta' arja nadifa."
Newsbook.com.mt 09/03/15 07:38 PM
Workers have started dismantling the first chimney at Marsa power station, the prime minister announced today. "Effective environmental action improving Malta air quality," he tweeted. The power station was closed in March, with electricity now sourced from Delimara and the interconnector. Initial works on dismantling the Marsa power station started in October. The first chimney being dismantled is just over 40 metres high.
Timesofmalta.com Wednesday, June 17, 2015, 11:00
Il-Gvern preżentament għaddej b’xogħlijiet fuq erba’ znieter ta’ knejjes madwar Malta waqt li fix-xhur li għaddew tlestew ix-xogħolijiet fuq tlett iznieter oħra.
Newsbook.com.mt 06/10/15 08:30 AM
The Salini salt pans site will be managed by BirdLife Malta following an agreement signed with the government this morning. The Salina Reserve will not only be BirdLife's largest land management project but also the largest nature reserve in Malta with a history linked to salt production. "One is hopeful that the public will now be able to enjoy new bird species that are attracted to the area and maybe even breed there. The site's potential to attract birds has been proven repeatedly by birds alighting in the salt pans to rest during migration, among which the most spectacular flamingo – a bird synonymous with salt pans," BLM said in a statement.
Timesofmalta.com Saturday, October 15, 2016, 13:05
L-Awtorità tal-Ippjanar wettqet azzjoni ta’ infurzar f’Delimara u waqqgħet diversi strutturi illegali li kienu ilhom hemm mill-1967. L-azzjoni ta’ infurzar kienet tinkludi diversi binjiet li kienu jintużaw bħala villeġġjaturi saħansitra kiosk. Fiż-żona ta’ St.Peter’s Pool hemm għalqa li nbidlet parkeġġ mingħajr permess. Fiż-żona magħrufa bħala Kalanka t-Twallija, l-Awtorità waqqgħet għadd ta’ djar inkluż żewġ pools li kienu qed jintużaw għall-insib.
Newsbook.com.mt 28/10/16 07:30 PM
Uffiċjali tal-infurzar tal-Awtorità tal-Ippjanar waqqgħu bini li kien mibni illegalment fuq art agrikola fil-Wardija, limiti ta’ San Pawl il-Baħar. L-illegalitajiet li twaqqgħu kienu bini residenzjali, swimming pool kif ukoll żvilupp ieħor anċillari. Is-sit ODŻ kien diġà ngħata avviż ta’ infurzar fil-passat, fejn kien hemm diversi bini ieħor illegali. Minkejja l-avviżi kollha li l-Awtorità tat lil sid il-bini, ix-xogħlijiet baqgħu għaddejjin. Dawn ix-xogħlijiet kienu jmorru kontra avviż ta’ infurzar li ngħata fl-2008. Wara l-azzjoni li ttieħdet, is-sit reġa’ ġie lura għall-istat oriġinali tiegħu.
Newsbook.com.mt 08/12/16 01:10 PM
Comino has received an ecological face-lift with bulky waste removed, sand dunes cordoned off and alien plants which threatened indigenous species removed. The spruce-up forms part of the island's management plan and is being coordinated by the Environment and Resources Authority, which recently issued a stop and compliance order for construction and bulky waste in various parts of Comino. In a statement, the ERA said that its officials worked with Wasteserv counterparts to remove the waste and coordinated with the Directorate for Parks, Afforestation and Countryside Restoration (Parks) to sort out other problems on Comino. Sand dunes at Santa Marija Bay have now been cordoned off to protect them from damage caused by trampling. Most other dunes across Malta and Gozo have been wrecked by human neglect and development. Alien species such as the American Agave and Kaffir Fig were also removed, the ERA said. These species had spread to such an extent that they were damaging the island's biodiversity. The American Agave, also known as a Century Plant, is native to the Americas and is usually grown as an ornamental plant. The Kaffir Fig is among Europe's most invasive plant species, growing densely and smothering native vegetation.
timesofmalta.com Friday, July 7, 2017, 16:48
Embellishment works at the housing estate area in Mġarr have been completed, the Infrastructure Ministry said. This project was aimed at renovating this public space after designs were approved by the Planning Authority. The works were carried out by government workers and a private contractor chosen through an expression of interest. Walls, which had undergone considerable damage because of water, were reconstructed while the zone was completely pedestrianised. Where possible, existing trees were conserved and only oleander trees, which were obstructing access by "taking up a lot of unnecessary space", were removed, the ministry said. Works done also improved accessibility at all levels, with stairs and ramps constructed on plans conforming to criteria set by the National Commission Persons with Disability. A rainwater management system together with a decorative light system was also put into place, and aluminium railings and benches were installed. Infrastructure Minister Ian Borg commended the work done by the government department, and spoke about the importance of constantly improving these public spaces, both in terms of aesthetic quality as well as with regard to security, sustainability and accessibility.
Timesofmalta.com Saturday, September 16, 2017, 10:11