Rural roads in Gozo are to be repaired and rebuilt through an allocation of €2 million, Parliamentary Secretary for Agriculture, Fisheries and Animal Rights Clint Camilleri said today.
He was visiting the village of Sannat where works are currently underway in Triq Bardan, one of 16 rural roads in Gozo being improved “for the benefit of the agricultural sector and rural communities”
The Parliamentary Secretary said that in total, work will be carried out on 61 rural roads in Malta and Gozo amounting to over € 11 million. “They are part of the measures announced a few months ago – for re-building rural roads and restoring rubble walls.
A number of Gozitan Local Councils will benefit from the funds said Clint Camilleri, including; Sannat, Nadur, Xaghra, Kercem, Gharb and Zebbug.
The rural roads and passageways that are being rebuilt and repaired are:
Sannat: Triq Bardan;
Nadur: Triq Bingemma, Triq ta’ Xurdin u Triq Inzul il-Francizi;
Xaghra: Triq tar-Ramla (tal-ghejjun), Triq Ghajn Wajtar, Triq Ghajn Meddew, Triq tal-Wied tal-Ghezien, Triq ta’ Garaffa and Triq Srug;
Zebbug: Triq Wied l-Infern and Triq Wied l-Abjad;
Kercem: Triq l-Ghadira;
Gharb: Triq Wied il-Knisja u t-triq bejn Triq it-Trux and San Dimitri.
Clint Camilleri explained that over 1,000 farmers are expected to benefit from this improved access to rural roads around our islands, helping them to improve their activities and increase efficiency.
The Parliamentary Secretary also said that once tarmacking has been completed on the roads, work will start immediately on the restoration of the rubble walls.
Sannat Mayor Philip Vella, said that the locality has benefited from around € 150,000 in funds enabling local farmers and herdsmen to have better accessibility, as well as for the work on rubble walls, which he said, is expected to change the area completely.
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