Over a quarter of a million Euros has been invested in the cleaning and maintenance of Valletta’s streets, the government has announced.
The investment has covered the cost of three new low emission street cleaning vehicles with a cost of over €200,000.
The additional investment of €50,000 has paid for a new set of cleaning devices including water bowsers and mechanical sweepers which allows for the washing and cleaning of the streets in the evening.
In addition hardware, a daytime workforce to clean Valletta’s streets has also been tasked with the general upkeep of the city centre. This includes duties like the replacement of light-bulbs and the maintenance of fountains and street furniture.
Announcing the investment in Piazza St George, Minister for Justice, Culture and Local Government Owen Bonnici explained that “The Cleansing and Maintenance Division has thoroughly invested in human resources, machinery and equipment for the cleaning of our Capital City, during the last two years … Numerous interventions are carried out continuously in Valletta, including general upkeep around the city. The Division also ensures to carry out cleansing works after each activity, including activities, which attract quite a number of people, so that the capital city swiftly returns to normal. All of this is being done for the benefit of our community.’
The Parliamentary Secretary for Consumer Rights, Public Cleansing and Support for the Capital City Deo Debattista, and the Director General of the Cleansing and Maintenance Division Ramon Deguara also spoke at the event.