The Urban Greening scheme for local councils in Malta and Gozo has been expanded to another nine localities as announced by the Minister for the Environment, Climate Change and Planning Aaron Farrugia.
The concept of urban greening incorporates projects which seek to green urbanised areas for the benefit of the mental and physical wellbeing of our communities, particularly those in industrial areas with a high population density and lack of access to rural areas.
Minister Farrugia said that the urban greening scheme with a total investment of nearly a million euro, will be entering its second phase of implementation as another nine local councils were chosen to benefit from these funds to improve their localities; Rabat, Valletta, Santa Venera, Xaghra, San Lawrenz, Marsaxlokk, Qormi, Isla, and Qrendi.
These projects will include, among other elements, tree planting, greening of squares and roads in urban areas, and the installation of new irrigation systems. In Qormi, a public garden will also be built with an investment of €195,000.