Dwejra’s long-awaited Steering Committee launched today
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The Minister of Sustainable Development, Environment and Climate Change José Herrera, this morning announced the newly appointed eight-person Dwejra Steering Committee.
The Minister said that this site is of ecological, environmental, maritime and archaeological.significance and it is already included as a Natura 2000 site, the management plans for these sites are in the final stages and will be announced shortly.
Dr Herrera said that it was time from a cultural standpoint, to promote environmentally important sites such as Dwejra, so they can be included as World Heritage Geoparks by UNESCO.
The Minister for Gozo Anton Refalo, reiterated the importance of Dwejra. He said that the Azure Window is regarded not only as one of the most beautiful attractions on the island, but also the world after being one of the finalists for '7 Wonders of the World.' He also noted that Dwejra is on the shortlist of UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
Dr Refalo concluded by saying that the Ministry for Gozo will be working closely with any entities in the best interests of Dwejra
The Steering Committee will be composed of:
· Dr Timmy Gambin as Chairperson;
· Architect Michelle Piccinino represents the Environment and Resources Authority;
· Mr Herman Galea represents the Directorate of Parks;
· Architect Kevin Fsadni representing the Malta Tourism Authority;
· Ms Amity Gauci representing the Ministry for Gozo;
· Mr Vincent Attard representing Nature Trust (Malta);
· Monsignor Joseph Vella Gauci representing the Maltese National Commission for UNESCO;
· Mr Michael Stivala representing the Malta Hotels and Restaurants Association (MHRA).
Photograph: MGOZ/George Scerri