An important role for the private sector

water“The realisation of the eco-Gozo vision is also dependent on the private sector which directly contributes through private initiatives to the implementation of the eco-Gozo action plan”.  This was stated by the Hon. Giovanna Debono, Minister for Gozo during the launch of an innovative system which treats and disinfects water at the Kempinski San Lawrenz Resort.  The Minister explained that water is one of the island’s most precious resources and how this topic is one of those being addressed by the eco-Gozo action plan.

The Minister for Gozo praised this initiative taken by the hotel which uses an innovative and environment-friendly process to improve the quality of tap water used in this hotel.  This pilot project is the first in Europe after a Belgian company acquired the necessary approval and recognition from the European Union for its product as an ecological product that respects the environment and protects the consumer’s health.

This is one of the initiatives taken by this hotel that apart from respecting the environment, is also part of its commitment to promote eco-tourism.  Through these initiatives, the Kempinski Hotel has already achieved the eco certification from the Malta Tourism Authority.

The Minister for Gozo, during her speech, thanked all those in the private sector who took part in the consultation process regarding the eco-Gozo vision which resulted in their active participation in various sectors.  “A collective commitment assures that this vision will turn into reality, for the benefit of both Gozitans and the whole island”, concluded the Minister.

09.03.2011