NEWS: Wirt iż-Żejtun presented its findings in Parliament

This evening Wirt iż-Żejtun Executive Committee attended to the sitting of the Environment and Planning Parliamentary Committee which was called to discuss the proposal for the extension of Buleben Industrial Estate following a motion presented by Hon Dr Godfrey Farrugia.

The Malta Industrial Parks CEO, Mr Karl Azzopardi gave an explanation as to why such extension is required, highlighting the fact that MIP has a number of requests by industries to open new factories.  He also remarked that following a re-assessment done by MIP the area needed at Buleben will be quarter the size of the area delineated by the South Malta Local Plan, amounting to 37,000 sqr m.

Perit Ruben Abela, President of Wirt iż-Żejtun, whilst insisting on the proactive approach adopted by the NGO on this case, in line with its mission statement, explained through a power point presentation all the social assets which this area posses.  He thanked MIP for coming up with this proposal as this presented a challenging research exercise for Wirt iż-Żejtun leading to the discovery of various historical assets which otherwise would have been left unexplored.

The message by Wirt iż-Żejtun was clear. The delineation done in the South Malta Local Plan for possible industrial expansion  was in direct conflict with other conservation policies in the same plan.  Today the studies carried out by Wirt iż-Żejtun give more insight to the real social values of this land and the only way forward is to declare the whole area as outside development zone (ODZ).

9 responses to “NEWS: Wirt iż-Żejtun presented its findings in Parliament

  1. Frans van Avendonk

    Well done WIZ. Wishing you all the best in your efforts to preserve the value of the area.

  2. Marthese Parascandalo

    Proset lill kull min ghamel dan l-isforz genwin ghall-harsien tal-ambjent. Ir-raguni ma tridx forza. L-ghaqal tassew huwa dak li jaf johrog opportunita’ minn-konflitt. Nistennew ir-rapport ta’ dak li gie skopert mit-tiftix li sar ghall-preservazzjoni ta’ Buleben. Grazzi.

  3. Edward Grima Baldacchino

    A huge well done has to be stated as emphatically as possible for the unstinting efforts of WIZ in protecting Zejtun’s green belt and its immensely rich archaeological, historical, cultural, social and environmental fabric. We are truly indebted to our superb NGO for its comprehensive approach and thorough case in order to ensure the preservation of unique Zejtun’s identity, its agricultural wealth and the incredible importance that it is defended at all costs.

  4. Prosit u grazzi

  5. Joseph Farrugia

    Proset ghal kull min hadem f’dan l-isforz biex jigi preservat dan il-wirt. Nemmen li soluzzjoni xierqa tinstab ghall-izvilupp industrijali mehtieg.

  6. Chris Farrugia

    ahna nixtiequ li xejn izjed ma jittiehed mill art ta’ Bulebel.

  7. inutli li wiehede joqghod iwahhal -tajjeb u l-ahjar soluzzjoni jafu inhi.Hemm bzonn decisjoni cara u mmedjata,ghax il bdiewa ilhom fil limbu 51 sena.

  8. PROSIT tassew lil kull min ta sehmu biex ġie salvat dan il-post.

  9. costantino Abela

    Prosit u grazzi lil wirt iz zejtun u lil min ha sem biex salvaw dil bicca l kampanja . Prosit mil gdid.

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