Works to enhance St Paul’s Bay promenade and surroundings have been completed
Government workers have completed the enhancement and maintenance of the St. Paul’s Bay seafront promenade which takes you from St Paul’s Bay to Bugibba and Qawra.
They cleaned and painted 613 pedestrian railings, painted more than 65 benches and 87 light poles while changing 31 signs and 40 lightbulbs.
The second initiative of “Insebbħu Pajjiżna” has also seen the cleaning and washing down of all the streets in St Paul’s Bay, Qawra, Xemxija and even Marsaxlokk.
From these streets, which amount to more than 100 km, a total of 27 tonnes of waste and other material were collected.
The works which were carried out included the painting and maintenance of existing railings, cleaning of pavements, changing of lightbulbs, repainting of traffic islands and central strips, washing down of the roads, changing and cleaning of signs, removing abandoned boats, maintenance of the pavements and other street furniture, installation of new railings, fixing rubble and stone walls, removal of illegal signage and the repainting of traffic signs on the ground.
The workers involved come from the Public Cleansing Division, Parks Malta, Ambjent Malta, Department of Works, Enemalta, Transport Malta and the Foundation for the Development of Tourist Zones.
On the last day of the cleaning and maintenance campaign the workers were visited by the Minister of Tourism and Consumer Protection, Clayton Bartolo, Parliamentary Secretary, Deo Debattista, who is responsible for public cleansing and the Main Permanent Secretary Mario Cutajar whose office is co-ordinating this campaign.
Minister Bartolo remarked that the cleaning of these localities will remain crucial to enhance our country and recognise that tourist resorts such as St Paul’s Baby offer challenges which need to be addressed regularly and efficiently.
Mr Debattista mentioned how in a few days the workers managed to clean and carry out maintenance from one of end of this locality to the other.
Mr Cutajar added that the campaign “Insebbħu Pajjiżna” (Let’s make the country beautiful) will be back in September.