Watch: Government to launch schemes for Local Councils – Herrera

Tista' taqra bil- Malti.

Local Government Minister José Herrera said that the government will launch various schemes from which the Local Councils will benefit.

Speaking to Newsbook.com.mt, Herrera said that Valletta was the worst hit locality by the outbreak of coronavirus. He added that a specific scheme was designed for the Capital aimed at boosting commercial activity.

Herrera said that 90% of the tourists that visit Malta, go to Valletta. He remarked that Valletta was dependent on tourism.

The government is expected to launch other schemes aimed at boosting commercial activity. These schemes will be made available for local councils.

Herrera said that the government was also open to discuss the possibility of making available additional funds for local council projects. He added that each locality had its own particular needs.

The government is investing an estimated €750,000 in a series of incentives to encourage people to spend time in Valletta. Ministers Ian Borg, Julia Farrugia Portelli and José Herrera from the Transport, Tourism and Culture ministries respectively, unveiled a series of measures to come into force in July. These will continue until September.

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