€1.5 million road works project announced for Gozo
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Minister for Gozo Justyne Caruana, has today announced a €1.5 million road works project to be carried out in Gozo.
Dr Caruana said that, “this programme of work is the first in a series of initiatives to be implemented in – Project Gozo.”
“Gozitan Local Councils, identified a number of roads that needed to be rebuilt. Most of them are residential and the Ministry, in accordance with the respective Local Councils, felt the need to act,” said the Minister.
This investment will not be jest a one-off for this year,” said the Minister. “This is in addition to €1.8 million allocated by the Ministry for Gozo for roads under its responsibility, as set out in the budget for Gozo.
‘The Ministry will insist on quality work, and will not accept cosmetic work, with everything carried out within the scheduled works programme, as well as with complete accountability of the funds spent.
The roads included for the work in this initiative are:
Ghajnsielem – Triq iz-Zewwieqa
Gharb – Triq tal-Virtù and Triq Tumas Cassar
Ghasri – Trejqet San Pupulju, Trejqet Dun Guzepp Cassar and Trejqet id-Dehra, Triq it-Tamar and part of Triq il-Fanal
Kercem – Triq Wied il-Lunzjata
Nadur – Triq il-Qortin
Qala – Triq ta’ Kassja and triq gdida fi Triq il-Mithna
San Lawrenz – Triq id-Duluri and Triq il-Wileg
Sannat – Triq l-20 ta’ Lulju and part of Triq Seguna
Xaghra – Triq Ghajn Hozna
Xewkija – Triq il-Knisja
Zebbug – Triq Saghtrija
As well as the above roads, the Ministry will also over the coming year, carry out work on Triq Ghajn Qatet in Victoria, Triq Gorf in Xaghra, Triq il-Hamrija in Xewkija, the continuation of Triq Sannat and Triq Gerxija in Sannat, the wearing course of Triq id-Dwejra in San Lawrenz, as well as to carry out studies on a road from Nadur above Triq Sant Antnin in Ghajnsielem, a Victoria ring road and an alternative route to Mgarr Harbour.
“This is an unprecedented exercise because the Ministry for Gozo believes that infrastructure in Gozo should be given the attention it deserves,” said the Minister.
Photograph: MGOZ/George Scerri