Minister for the Environment, Sustainability and Climate
Change, José Herrera has announced that during this year, work carried out by
the Valley Management section within ‘Ambjent Malta’ has managed to clean and
rehabilitate the below mentioned valleys and removed some 250 tons of material which
consisted mainly of illegally dumped waste and invasive plants.
is-Sewda, Wied iċ-Ċawsli and Wied il-Kbir in Qormi
Qirda, Wied Baqqiegħa, Wied ta’ San Martin and Wied Sant’ Anton in Żebbuġ
Ħesri and Wied il-Girgenti in Siġġiewi
• Wied Għar
id-Dwieb and Wied il-Qlejjgħa in Rabat,
Sports Ground Channel, Marsa
Minister Herrera also announced that in July this year works
by ‘Ambjent Malta’ have commenced on Mistra Valley. The rehabilitation works
include the phasing out of bamboo reeds which are causing heavy flooding in the
area. These will eventually be replaced with native plants. ‘Ambjent Malta’
will then focus on the restoration of the existing rubble walls to minimise
soil erosion and prevent the accumulation of material in the water channel.
This project will also involve the creation of a new salty water habitat located
in Mistra Bay and which forms part of the Xghara tal-Kortin, Natura 2000 site.
Minister Herrera also described how in the coming weeks works
will commence on the Marsa channel to remove illegally dumped waste from the
site. This work will help reduce flooding problems in the area.
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