Nadur also benefits from eco-Gozo scheme for Local Councils
The Ministry for Gozo is financing a project implemented by the Nadur Local Council as part of the eco-Gozo scheme issued by the Ministry for Gozo for the benefit of Local Councils and Administrative Committees in Gozo. The Ministry for Gozo approved a financial aid of €70,000 for the project proposed by the Nadur Local Council which includes the building and restoration of around 1,700 square metres of rubble walls and the cleaning of the majority of Bingemma Valley in the same locality.
The Hon Giovanna Debono, Minister for Gozo visited the sites where works are being carried out. She expressed her gratitude to the Nadur Local Council for the participation in this scheme and explained how the building of rubble walls and the cleaning of valley in this locality link to other initiatives being carried out by several Gozitan localities which together are embellishing the Gozitan rural areas. "This project will be improving the country walksaround Gozo as well as preventing soil and other material to be carried along San Blas Valley and eventually ending in San Blas Bay" stated the Minister for Gozo. She also made reference to the cleaning of valleys and building of rubble walls which are being implemented by the Ministry for Gozo. Up till now, 8 water dams were cleaned in various valleys in Gozo through a programme that seeks to reach a balance between the cleaning of valleys and the protection of biodiversity. "This will allow for an increased rain water retention in Gozo during the winter months, topping last year's increased water capacity of 18,500 cubic metres.
This project is one of 13 different projects being implemented in Gozo by 8 Local Councils and 3 Administrative Committees that are benefitting from a total financial aid of €660,000.
Through two eco-Gozo schemes, one for NGOs and the other for Local Councils, a total of 51 projects are contributing for Sustainable Development in Gozo which in total are benefiting have an allocation of around €2 million.
14. 10. 2011