Imġarr ix-Xini beach is the first beach in Gozo to be given White Flag status.
This means that the beach and surrounding areas have certified as being been cleansed from all kinds of plastic as well as other waste and non-degradable material.
Minister Caruana said that this bodes well for anyone who uses the beach at Imġarr ix-Xini; however there must be further efforts to ensure beaches are clean. While thanking the workers within the Ministry for Gozo, she said that this initiative will extend two other popular beaches – Marsalforn and Daħlet Il-Qorrot in Nadur.
The Minister added that the government’s intention is that all beaches in Gozo will be classified as White Flag Beaches in a few years’ time.
Founder of White Flag International Mr Kristijan Curavić, called Gozo a ‘jewel’ and stated that, with a little effort, both the marine environment and the beaches will be able to be enjoyed by generations to come.