Gharb Local Council calls for protection of Wied il-Mielah arch
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The Gharb Local Council, in a statement today said that it has called for all necessary legal measures to be taken to protect the Wied il-Mielah arch from damage, that could be caused by an abnormal influx of visitors.
It added that it should be done without hindering other important activities which are normally held in the area..The Council also said that it should be consulted about any action that may be carried out in the area.
The Council said that the matter had been discussed during a council meeting yesterday and it was decided that an extensive study should be carried out for information about the condition of the arch, as well as what measures are necessary for its future protection.
The Council added that analysis and manage traffic management also needs to be done, such action should be taken by the police and the authorities to prevent abuse, information notices need to be put up about it and measures taken for no activities to be held, and to stop people and vehicles gaining access to the arch’s rocks.
Gharb Council said that over the last years a large amount of money had been invested to restore the area of Wied il-Mielah.
The Council encouraged the public to visit this area of natural beauty, with scenery of added value, as well as it being of significant ecological, geological and historical importance, However, it said that visitors should safeguard the important assets in the locality and the investment carried out there.