First phase of regeneration and extension of Ta’ Qali National Park to be completed by year’s end
Posted On –
The first phase of the regeneration and extension of the Ta’ Qali National Park is expected to be completed by the end of this year. In a media conference this morning Infrastructure Minister Ian Borg gave a breakdown of the work carried out so far. Dr Borg said the park will continue to expand after the Government ordered the demolition of an illegal concrete factory. The Minister added that some 80,000 trees are expected to be planted and ditches are being dug to retain rainwater, whilst also at the same being used for services.
Minister Borg further stated that the project includes professional spaces for major concerts. At the same time, the Department of Public Works is working to inject new life into the Ta’ Qali amphitheatre, which will now be regenerated into another space for local cultural art.
Architect Nadia Curmi within the Department of Public Works explained that one of the project’s biggest challenges has been the preservation of existing trees, with the aim of avoiding ecological damage. It was pointed out that some 250 workers are presently working on this project.