News on Gozo tunnel project is “music to the ears of most Gozitans” – GUG
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The Gozo University Group’s Activism Week was the background to this year’s Gozo Week, at the University of Malta.
The Minister for Gozo, Justyne Caruana visited earlier in the week and the GUG said that they spoke to her about the fast ferry Service as well as about the “famed Gozo tunnel.”
“We were told that agreements will be met by the end of this month,” said the Group.
The Group remarked that the latest news on the tunnel, with the information from Minister Ian Borg that the tunnel would start at Nadur and end at Manikata, “was music to most Gozitans’ ears, the two islands might finally be connected.”
It added that “these new developments, though exciting, harken back to other times were there were plans for a tunnel but never actually realised.”
“This is also one of the fears about the Fast Ferry Service which was promised,” said GUG. “We do hope that there has been progress. The Gozitans cannot help but have a certain feeling of apathy from their southern sisters and brothers.”
The GUG continued by saying that “we must keep in mind that this tunnel will not be open tomorrow. There is still a long way to go.”
It pointed out that “in the meantime, Gozitans have to travel the Channel every day. Students, workers – even mothers and fathers, need a faster mode of travel than the current one.”
“Most of us are overjoyed by the news that the plans for the tunnel are moving ahead,” said the Group.
Photograph by Alain Salvary