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€5,000,000 project to regenerate Marsaxlokk’s Magħluq

The il-Magħluq area in Marsaxlokk, will be getting an arguably well-needed upgrade, to the tune of €5,000,000. The works will include the pedestrianising of a large section of the highly-frequented area.

Tourism Minister Julia Farrugia Portelli said that the project, which is planned to take around 14 months to finish, will provide infrastructural facilities for fisherman, residents and visitors.

“The project is a result of several years of planning and consultation that assured an equitable balance of people’s needs,” said the Minister.

“The government’s work in Marsaxlokk does not end with this project – we will continue implementing projects here, including the building of a new water polo pitch. This is all in the spirit of giving Marsaxlokk the due it deserves, that is, sustainable development that leads to a better quality of life for everybody.”

Ian Borg, the country’s Transport Minister, added that the government’s plan has always been to invest in sound infrastructure that benefits all.

“This area has long exhibited a need for regeneration. This part of the island is a melting pot for several communities, residents, business owners and fishermen,” he said.

Ian Borg also added that Infrastructure Malta would be carrying out work on the Qrejten breakwater and has, in recent years been carrying out work on ladders and slipways for fishermen in the area. Also, together with Farrugia Portelli, they saw to the stellar tree-planting work in the Birżebbuga family park, by Infrastructure Malta.

The project includes a brand new traffic management plan, new facilities for fishermen, a pedestrian zone and a pavement that will link the area with Marsaxlokk’s main square. To top it all off, parking facilities will also be re-arranged throughout the area.