“Regeneration & infrastructure in Gozo improves tourism”
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The Leader of the Opposition and Leader of the Nationalist Party, Simon Busuttil was in Gozo on Friday, making visits in the locality of San Lawrenz and in the Heart of Gozo Museum – ‘Il-Hagar’ in Victoria.
During his visits he stated that “through regeneration and infrastructure projects in localities, local councils are improving the quality of life of residents and for tourists in our country. This is of special significance in Gozo, which in recent years has been developed as an ecological island for tourism with investment specific niches such as agrotourism, cultural tourism and ecotourism.”
Vists to several projects were made by the PN Leader, these included the Centre of Interpretation at Dwejra, which was completed in conjunction with the University of Malta, as well as paving works being undertaken in San Lawrenz Church Square. These projects were coordinated by the San Lawrenz Local Council.
Dr Busuttil said that these projects have all been funded by European funds, evidence of the great opportunities that exist to regenerate our localities. “The Nationalist Party’s appeal is that the Government continues to provide assistance to local councils to apply for funding and that best use of the funds that are available is carried out.”
Anthony Formosa, the Mayor of San Lawrenz spoke about the challenges being faced by the Local Council, as well as other councils around the island. He said that workers who were assigned to duties with other Councils are being called back by the the Ministry of Gozo, resulting in Councils being short of human resources..
The museum “Heart of Gozo – Il-Hagar” in Victoria, was also visited by the PN Leader during his trip to Gozo, the museum was completed through funding by the European Union.
Dr Simon Busuttil was accompanied on his visits by Secretary Chris Said, MPs for Gozo, Giovanna Debono and Frederick Azzopardi and the Head of the Maltese Delegation for the Nationalist Party in the European Parliament, David Casa.