Minister for Transport, Infrastructure and Capital Projects Ian Borg visited the Ta’ Qali site where works are currently underway on a 43,000 square metre stretch of land which will be transformed into a space for concerts and mass activities. Before, this land was used for industrial purposes, but it was abandoned and in 2017 the Government carried out an exercise to take it back as part of the National Park project.
Minister Ian Borg said, “The Malta National Park is the dream of a nation – a national facility, with the largest open and green space our country will have. Today, more than ever before, people have understood the value of open air, and we are determined to deliver this project. Today we are here because this dream has started being realised through the first works. We are speaking about more than 40,000 square metres which are less than 10% of the project. 450,000 square metres for our families, children, youths and the elderly. We will continue working on this dynamic and multi-dimensional project for all citizens and residents of our country.”
The site undergoing works will be one of the largest open spaces where high-level concerts can be held and will be equipped with the latest services and technologies, and with several facilities, including sanitary facilities and kiosks. Around 1,300 trees, plants and bushes will be planted around the site, and there will be a reservoir for the storage of rainwater to irrigate the site, including the natural turf that will be planted over the entire space. Apart from being used for concerts and large events, this site can also be used recreationally or as a picnic area.
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