Work now completed on Triq Wied l-Infern in Zebbug, Gozo
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Parliamentary Secretary for Agriculture, Fisheries and Animal Rights Clint Camilleri has been in Zebbug, Gozo, to see the completion of work on Triq Wied l-Infern, one of 16 rural road in Gozo that he said, are being improved “for the benefit of the agricultural sector and rural communities.”
Camilleri said that work on 61 rural roads is being carried out in Gozo and Malta, at a cost of € 11 million, They are part of the measures announced for re-building rural roads and restoring rubble walls.
He said that a number of local councils are benefiting through these funds, including in Gozitan localities, namely; Sannat, Nadur, Xaghra, Kercem, Gharb and Zebbug. Around 1000 farmers are also seeing improved access to rural roads around the islands, the Parliamentary Secretary said.
He explained that Triq Wied l-Infern is one of the rural roads that is being financed by European Union – Maltese Government funds, under the Rural Development Programme for Malta 2014-2020
Camilleri added that the aim of measure 4.3 is to provide assistance to local councils and other entities so that they can implement their projects with improved access to land and other agricultural activities.
Zebbug Mayor Nicky Saliba thanked the Parliamentary Secretary for the € 315 494 in funding received by the council to improve rural roads in the locality.
Parliamentary Secretary Clint Camilleri concluded by saying that the agricultural sector want to see the introduction of more sustainable, innovative and modern methods. “This is also the government’s objective and the reason for the need to be proactive and give impetus towards the implementation of adequate infrastructure for farmers and villagers on Gozo and Malta.”
Photo: MESDC/Joseph Mercieca