Afforestation project with native trees launched on Ghammar Hill
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More trees in Gozo for a better environment and a healthier life – This was the main message of the Minister for Gozo Justyne Caruana this morning, during the launch of a tree planting initiative on Ghammar Hill in Gharb.
Together with the Ta ‘Pinu Sanctuary administration, the Ministry for Gozo have embarked on an afforestation project to embellish the hill area known as L-Gholja t’Ghammar which faces the Ta’ Pinu National Sanctuary, and is owned by the Gozo Diocese.
The Minister said that through this project native trees will be planted which will help create further awareness and understanding of typical Gozitan vegetation.
Dr Caruana remarked that the presence of children for the activity is very important, because we are promoting environmental culture among the younger generation, therefore ensuring that they are more aware of its impact on their health.
“Above all we must aim for cleaner air and to further promote a healthy lifestyle among our children, for which the Ministry for Gozo is committed to do everything possible to achieve,” Justyne Caruana said.
The Minister thanked Fr Gerard Buhagiar, Rector of Ta’ Pinu Sanctuary, Fr Dominic Sultana, vice rector of Ta Pinu Sanctuary, the EcoGozo Directorate, and the afforestation section at the Government Experimental farm Xewkija, for their collaboration on this project in aid of Gozo.
Photographs: MGOZ/Terry Camilleri