Maintenance works now fully completed at the Ramla valley in Gozo
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The Ministry for Gozo said that it is continuing in its effort to increase rain water harvesting capacity in valleys, through a programme of valley cleaning.
The Minister for Gozo, Dr Anton Refalo recenly visited the works at Ramla Valley, which are now completed.
As part of the valley maintenance programme, new retaining walls were built in order to preserve agricultural soil from being lost at sea. This project is being co-financed through the Alter Aqua project.
Dr Refalo expressed his satisfaction that as a result of the work, this area, which is also a very popular area with both locals and tourists, is being restored.
Other valleys which have been cleaned through the maintenance programme include, Wied ta’ Zejta, Wied tal-Grazzja limits of Victoria, Wied tar-Ramla limits of Xaghra, Wied tal-Ort limits of Ghasri, Wied tal-Barumbara limits of Ghajnsielem, Wied ta’ Marsalforn and Wied l-Infern limits of Zebbug.
The Ministry said that this initiative will result in an increased water retention capacity of 46,000 cubic meters in Gozo.
The Alter Aqua project is co-financed by the Coca Cola Foundation (represented in Malta by the Coca Cola Company and General Soft Drinks Limited) through a sponsorship of $800,000 (around €560,000) and is being managed by the international NGO Global Water Partnership Mediterranean (GWP-Med), with the support of the Ministry for Gozo as a partner and beneficiary.