Gozo’s dwindling tourist assets – Readers letter
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In a few months time I will be in Gozo for my annual holiday and I know already that it is going to feel so much different this year. The concrete eyesore at Dwejra has ruined the sight from the top of the hill leading down to the Inland Sea.
My usual trips to Hondoq will be spoiled by the thought of an impending marina development hanging over it like the Sword of Damocles. And these are only two examples of how little Malta appreciates its tourist trade.
All this is made worse when we remember that all these crazy decisions are being made by Mepa, one of who’s primary objectives is to protect the environment. In every other country I’ve been to they go out of their way to protect their tourist assets. Because of Mepa, which is obviously, either corrupt or totally inept, Malta’s assets are being sold off to the highest bidder.
Dr Lawrence Gonzi promised to make big changes to Mepa if he got back into office. Well sir you are there so it’s time to put those changes into action whilst you still have what could be loosely described as a holiday destination.
James A. Tyrrell,
5 Lower Cairncastle Road,
N. Ireland BT40 1PG