Munxar NGOs eco-Gozo projects are now nearing completion
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Several NGOs based in Munxar have said that “thanks to grants issued by the Ministry for Gozo under the funding schemes launched last year to support NGOs implementing projects which fit within the eco-Gozo vision, a number of projects in Munxar are now nearing completion.”
The Grupp Bocci Munxar has constructed and finished a water reservoir to catch rainwater from the Parish Centre rooftop which covers an area of around 1357sq.m. which, otherwise was being lost. The NGO said that “the intention behind this project is that this water will now be pumped back into water cisterns for domestic and agricultural use. In this way the project is not only a positive step towards the realisation of eco-Gozo objectives but is also in line with the national storm water strategy.”
The Grupp Katekisti and the Kor San Pawl Munxar have in the meantime teamed up to convert lighting systems at the Munxar Parish Centre classrooms, hall and stage into energy-saving lighting and thus meet another target of the eco-Gozo strategy. Likewise the Munxar Falcons F.C., another beneficiary of an eco-Gozo grant, has also embarked on a scheme to convert the floodlights around its football ground into energy-saving lighting. In this way these three NGOs said that, “they will not only contribute towards the reduction of CO2 emissions and save energy but will also create awareness amongst children, adoloscents and youths (who form the majority of their members) and the population at large to care for the environment.”
Inhobbu l-Munxar u x-Xlendi is the other beneficiary NGO in Munxar to get eco-Gozo targeted sectors. This NGO benefitted from a grant to target the tourism sector, a backbone of the economic activity in Gozo. The main initiatives of this project include two tourist information kiosks, one at the Munxar main square and another one in Xlendi, a documentary on the heritage of Munxar and Xlendi, a booklet for a heritage walk in Munxar and Xlendi and a web-site to promote the village of Munxar and the hamlet of Xlendi. The NGO said it has also undertaken a 10 week marketing campaign on national TV to promote Munxar and Xlendi.