30,000 square metres of land to be designated as picnics zone project at the Park tal-Majjistral
An area of about 30,000 square metres is to be regenerated into a family picnic zone at the Park tal-Majjistral. Of this, 14,000 square metres will be used for picnic purposes with the installation of benches and selected refuse containers. In addition 3,000 indigenous trees and bushes will be planted in the area.
The project was announced by the Minister for Sustainable Development Miriam Dalli in the presence of the Minister for the Environment, Aaron Farrugia.
The zone will be monitored by Park Wardens while parking facilities will be provided nearby. The project is expected to be completed by autumn.
Minister Dalli said an investment of €50,000 is being made for the public to enjoy the area and to enable children to play in a safe environment. Picnic benches will be restricted to 15 to respect an open environment. In further recognition of environmental measures the benches and refuse containers will be made from recycled materials.
Minister Aaron Farrugia said the community should have access to recreation zones that respect the environment. Studies are taking place for more such recreation zones because these are important for the community and will provide more recreation zones and more green zones.