Works for Comino camping site to get underway in Tal-Ful area
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Works on Comino are to get underway in the area known as Tal-Ful, so that by summer this area will start being used for camping purposes, said the Ministry for the Environment, Sustainable Development and Climate Change.
The Ministry, in a statement went on to say that “this is being carried out as part of the implementation of the Management Plan for ‘Comino and the surrounding islands’ prepared by ERA.”
It added that this site will be operated and managed by Ambjent Malta, “with camping on Comino only to be permitted in this particular area,” the Ministry said, “and works should be completed by May this year.”
During the coming weeks, works will commence to rehabilitate the area, which will include cleaning and floor levelling, installation of containers for the disposal of waste, indigenous tree planting – “so that the site can accommodate the required functions with the least possible environmental impact,” said the Ministry.Regeneration and rehabilitation works will also commence in the Important Ecological Area near Santa Maria Bay, it said.
According to the Ministry “irresponsible actions took place in this area for many years, which led to serious environmental damage.” These works will be coordinated by Ambjent Malta under the supervision of ERA.
Minister Herrera stressed that as a nation “we need to recognise the fact that while it is important to enjoy nature through various activities, such activities must be carried out with more responsibility and with the least possible ecological impact.”
Top photo by Alain Salary – Camping in Comino July 2018