Nadur Local Council road works programme well underway
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The Nadur Local Council is currently undergoing a programme of extensive works at Dun Bernard Haber involving the replacement of water mains, water services and road coating. This work is part of a programme of works that also includes work on Priest Street, Rakela Camilleri Street and Triq Madre Gemma Camilleri. Work is due to start on these roads in the near future.
During a visit to to the ongoing works, the Parliamentary Secretary, Chris Said, said the Government is helping local councils to carry out road works not only through increased direct allocation, but also through changes in the law now local councils can enter into public, private partnership with private contractors. He went on to say that the local councils who undertake public private partnership will also benefit from an increased financial allocation for roads.
The Nadur Local Council is one that will enter this type of partnership through which it will be possible to carry out the work on several streets in the locality,
Chis Said commented that the Government believes that local councils are the most likely to understand the needs and priorities of their localities and thus, through the renewal of local councils, the councils are given the means to carry out the works required on the roads. This ensures a better quality of life for residents and will also assist the local councils to meet the expectations of their residents.
The Parliamentary Secretary also said that, along with cleanliness, the condition of roads were the most mentioned topic by residents during the consultation process of the renewal of local councils and was why the Government wanted to help councils carry out the works required on the roads in their localities.
Chris Said concluded by saying that so far there were 39 local council who have applied to enter a public, private partnership and the Government expects that through this scheme it will invest around 10 million Euro in works on residential streets around Malta and Gozo.