The PM Joseph Muscat has inaugurated a new waterpolo swimming pool at Birzebbugia. This project, which was completed in three years, cost around 2.5 million Euro. The complex also includes a restaurant and even gym facilities.
The President of the Birzebbugia Aquatic & Sports Club, George Farrugia, described the project as the dream of the people in this community who have been waiting for this pool for more than ten years.
“At last, children will have a new facility, together with the other sports facilities such as football, where they can meet up. I raised my daughter here, and when I used to see her coming out of a bar or club she would tell me, “But Dad, where do you want me to go?” Today, thank God, they will have somewhere to go where they can use their energy in the field of sports, and we hope to see them achieving awards in sports as well.” said Mr Farrugia.
During the inauguration, PM Joseph Muscat said that Birzebbugia residents are still suffering from a lot of inconvenience becuase of the heavy indusrial activity in the area, and the Government is committed to offering compensation with similar projects such as a new football ground, and the upgrading of the promenade.
Dr Muscat said he was pleased to see that even the enviornment in this area is being given priority through the switch to the gas power station at Delimara and the dismantling of the fuel tankers.
Infrastructure Minister, Joe Mizzi, said that this project was completed on time and within the allocated budget. He said that this project is testimony to the continuous joint coperation between the various ministries.
Parliamentary Secretary for Sports, Chris Agius, said that despite the fact that it involved a lot of work, the Government did not give up but had kept its word. He added that projects such as this help young people to enter the world of sports and make a name for Malta.