SOS Hondoq pleased at recommendation of Hondoq refusal
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Moviment Harsien Hondoq said that it was “very pleased” that the Envrionmental Protection Deirectorate of MEPA had recommended refusal of the Hondoq project application.” The proposal was for a €120 million tourist complex at Hondoq ir-Rummien.
As well as many objections from NGOs, the Church’s environmental Commission also came out against the development in a report in July 2010, stating that “it is not sustainable.” The Commission was in favour of the transformation of the quarry to a National Park.
Moviment Harsien Hondoq said in it’s statement, “We as Moviment Harsien Hondoq are very pleased to read that MEPA has recommended ‘refusal’ of the Hondoq project application.”
“We agree especially with the conclusion of the report which states that the area should be for the general public’s recreation. This is what we have been claiming since the application was first lodged nine years ago, that the area should be turned into a national park where everyone can enjoy without many expenses.”
“We now hope that this application will also be refused when it goes in front of the MEPA board,” the statement concluded.
The full copy of the report can be seen here.