A new recreational site at Ta’ Sannat financed by the Ministry for Gozo.

ta sannatGozitan families and all those visiting the island can now enjoy another recreational area all year round. This was stated by the Hon. Giovanna Debono, Minister for Gozo during the inauguration of area newly refurbished public space known as id-Da'la ta - nus at Ta Sannat village. Present for the inauguration was Major Mr Philip Vella and Dr Stefan Bountempo, the Oppositions spokesman on Local Councils.

Minister Debono stated that this recreational area at Ta Sannat is another project funded by the Ministry for Gozo through the ecoGozo scheme directed at Gozitan Local Councils and Administrative Committees.  While expressing her gratitude to Ta Sannat Local Council for their work towards the locality and its residents, Minister Debono noted the improvements in most Gozitan localities thanks to the initiatives taken by Local Councils and Administrative Committees who submitted projects for their respective localities under the eco Gozo schemes.

The Minister for Gozo explained the importance of the Ta Sannat project as it enhances the rural characteristics that attract Maltese and tourists alike, for panoramic country walks.  This project, the Minister stated, will complement other works due to start in the coming weeks.

Through the two ecoGozo schemes launched so far, a total of 51 projects have been concluded or are about to be completed by 37 Non Governmental Organisations, 8 Local Councils and 3 Administrative Committees for a total budget of ¬2 million.  These schemes all emenate from the ecoGozo action plan 2010-2012. Funding was made available on several conditions including the maintenance and embellishment of rural areas, restoration of old buildings, construction of water reservoirs, installation of energy saving devices, assistance incultural and historical sites, educational campaigns and initiatives related to lifestyles, rural and maritime environment.  These projects have also contributed towards the Gozitan economy with a staggering input of 66,000 working hours, which translates into 32 full-time workers in one year basis.