Mdina swings to get a new make-over with a €1.2 million investment

An investment of € 1.2 million will see the Mdina swings get a new look.

Work on the swings includes the removal of the existing swings due to being dangerous, a new lighting installation, new rubber flooring, new and interactive play equipment, a trellis and solar benches, solar bins and street furniture.

During a visit to Mdina, by the Minister for Transport, Infrastructure and Capital Projects, Ian Borg, the Minister said that community spaces were a priority for the Government and that he wanted to make sure that this space was a place where children could spend their free time in a clean and safe space.

He also spoke about Budget measures and said that this was another budget that factored in families, the elderly, students, children, but also thought about businesses, industries and of a national plan for Malta. He said that among the schemes that fell under the Ministry, public transport would be free for all with an investment of € 4,600,000.

He explained that with regard to clean transport, the financial grant to incentivize the purchase of new electric vehicles or plug-in hybrids would increase by € 3,000, from € 9,000 to € 12,000. In addition, the financial grant for scrapping of polluting vehicles in Gozo would be increased to a maximum of € 3,000.

He listed other measures including those in the infrastructure sector: extensive work on road infrastructure is to continue over the coming year, where works will continue on the Kirkop tunnel, the Airport Intersection Project (KTAIP) and the Mrieħel Bypass among other infrastructure projects.

Regarding maritime infrastructure and connectivity in Gozo, Ian Borg said that it will be improved by modernizing the heliport facilities in Xewkija. In addition, the number of piers will be increased, alternative routes would be created, the construction of the piers in Sliema and Cospicua would be completed, the piers in Kalkara would be rebuilt in addition to a new promenade between Birgu and Kalkara, as well as the reconstruction of the Bugibba breakwater.