The government has announced that Għadira bay will get a new parking area which would accommodate more than 300 vehicles.
The project will be carried out with an investment of more than €800,000 from the Tourism Ministry and Consumer Protection’s eco-contribution scheme while the works will be implemented by Projects Plus Ltd.
The car park will be built on a dilapidated site. Works are expected to commence in the coming days. The works include cleaning of the site, work on rubble walls, a storm water drainage system that separates water from oil and new lighting, among other works. The rest of the project will extend the sand by around 20 meters.
The government announced that its entity, Projects Plus, which falls under the responsibility of the Ministry of Transport, has already commissioned a number of environmental and geological studies.
The project includes an embellishment of the promenade.
Infrastructure Minister Ian Borg and Tourism Minister Julia Farrugia Portelli launched the new project on Friday.
Minister Ian Borg said that the parking facility will reduce congestion in the area as people will spend less time trying to find a space for their vehicles, while also reducing issues of double and triple parking.
Tourism Minister Julia Farrugia Portelli said that the project would improve the touristic product while increasing parking spaces at a popular spot.