The 25 metre pedestrian bridge has been inaugurated which crosses over Triq Dom Mintoff, known as Kordin Hill, and which was built at an expense of’ €1.6 million.
Prime Minister Robert Abela said that at moments like this where there is tension all over the world, the Maltese Government has continued with its projects including the one to build this bridge which will make a difference to people’s lives.
He said that this is the third bridge which is being inaugurated within the last few months, all of which aim to improve people’s quality of life, including those who live in the area of Kordin, who will now be linked to the Paola centre.
In the same way, MCAST students and those who attend Al-Batool school in this area will have a safer walking route which links them to Paola. For this reason the bridge has been named Pont tal-Għaqda (Bridge of Unity).
The Minister for the Infrastructure and Capital Projects Ian Borg explained that this is the road which is used most frequently on a daily basis from the south of Malta towards the Marsa junction and where traffic jams were a regular occurrence because of the traffic lights which were being constantly used.
He explained that despite the traffic lights, the large number of people and vehicles which pass through this road daily often led to accidents which should substantially be reduced with the building of this bridge.
The Secretary for European Funds Stefan Zrinzo Azzopardi said that this is another project by means of which European funds are improving the traffic management and infrastructure of our country.
More details as they come in. Meanwhile you can watch the inauguration here: