Cleaning and maintenance work of the common parts at the industrial zones of Xewkija and Ta’ Dbiegi Crafts Village, will now be the responsibility of the Ministry for Gozo, through an agreement signed between Malta Industrial Parks (MIP) and the Ministry for Gozo.
In a joint statement, the MIP and the Gozo Ministry said that the MIP will remain responsible for capital investment and major projects in these industrial areas.
The agreement was signed in the presence of the Minister for the Economy Chris Cardona and Minister for Gozo Justyne Caruana.
Minister Cardona explained that this decision will continue to build on the considerable investment in industrial areas across Malta over the last five years.
“Strengthening industrial infrastructure will put Gozo at the front to attract new investment which depends on efficient service and modern spaces,” remarked the Minister.Minister Caruana said that through a joint operation with the Ministry for the Economy, Investment and Small Businesses and the Ministry for Gozo, there is now a local representation from both Malta Enterprise as well as Malta Industrial Parks.
Dr Caruana explained that although the two bodies were issuing favourable schemes for businesses in Gozo, there was still a shortfall in terms of how this information was communicated and, therefore the introduction of these officials, has improved the life of the Gozitan business community.
She remarked that the work to be undertaken on the industrial zones will mean a cleaner and more qualitative environment for both the workers and surrounding residents.
“It is also the first exercise in the afforestation of a Gozo industrial zone where open spaces will be created to be enjoyed by families,” added Dr Caruana.
The Minister for Gozo concluded by saying that the programme of work will continue in the weeks and months ahead, including in the streets of the same area in order to improve accessibility.
Photographs: MGOZ/Terry Camilleri