Works on Three Hills Garden in advanced stage
"Works on the Three Hills Garden project in Marsalforn are in an advanced stage and soon families will be able to enjoy this new recreational space in Gozo". This was stated by the Hon. Giovanna Debono, Minister for Gozo, during her visit on site, accompanied by the Hon. Frederick Azzopardi, Parliament Assistant within the Ministry for Gozo.
Ongoing works include the building of rubble walls, installation of light irrigation and drainage systems. In the coming weeks Paving works are expected to start in the coming weeks, following the conclusion of the necessary construction works. These included the building of passageways, and a rainwater cistern for the use of this garden. Meanwhile, the tendering process for the provision of garden furniture and playing equipment for children is underway. A total of 750 trees and bushes, mostly indigenous, will be planted in this garden.
The Hon. Giovanna Debono stated that apart from offering more public spaces for recreation, this garden will continue to embellish the rural environment of our island. The choice of this site is an important one since it is highly frequented by tourists and Maltese and Gozitan families. The Minister also explained how this project is one of four gardens which form part of an afforestation program identified in the Eco-Gozo Action Plan.
The Minister for Gozo mentioned the Villa Rundle project. This is another important project currently underway, co-financed from the European Regional Development Fund. The Hon. Giovanna Debono also said that this project is in an advanced stage and will result in the embellishment of this historical public garden in the heart of Victoria.
Ms. Marija Saliba, Chairperson of Marsalforn Administrative Committee and Mr Charles Saliba, Major of Zebbug Local Council were also present on site.
This project is coordinated by the Ministry for Gozo Magro Brothers Foods Ltd. company will be providing all trees and shrubs once all structural works are completed.