Funds of €50,000 awarded to Ghaqda Muzikali San Girgor
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The Ghaqda Muzikali San Girgor of Kercem, is benefiting from funding of €50,000 on a project of water storage and conservation. The funds have been awarded under the NGOs scheme launched by the Ministry for Gozo associated with the plan of action 2010-2012 on eco-Gozo
A water reservoir is being built by the Ghaqda Muzikali San Girgor, with a capacity of 140 cubic meters. Around 10% of the water collected in the reservoir will be used for the everyday needs of the band centre, while the remainder will be available for use by Kercem primary school, the Kercem Council and Kercem Ajax FC. In addition the water could also be used for agricultural purposes by the local farmers. The musical society will also be distributing educational materials about the best use of water.
While visiting the ongoing works, the Minister for Gozo, Giovanna Debono, praised the society for the work on this project. “The water storage reservoir will ensure the collection of rainwater in the winter months.” The Minister concluded, “that the responsible use of water is essential in the work of the government for a sustainable future to make Gozo an ecological island.”