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VIDEO: WIŻ at the Environment and Planning Parliamentary Committee

If you would like to follow the discussion held by the Environment and Planning Parliamentary Committee on the 5th March 2018, which discussed the proposed extension of the Bulebel Industrial Area we are providing the link below.

Wirt iż-Żejtun presentation starts at 01:33:32.


NEWS: We have saved Buleben for our future generations

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Wirt iż-Żejtun, the local NGO which expressed a national voice during the past weeks welcomes the statement made today by the Economy Minister Chris Cardona and Environment Minister Jose’ Herrera that government will be committed to reverse Buleben land from potential … Continue reading


NEWS: Wirt iż-Żejtun presented its findings in Parliament

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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. … Continue reading


ARCHAEOLOGY: Misqa-tanks discovered in the 1950s identified at Buleben

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Laurie Gravino was an archaeology enthusiast and photographer who lived at Żejtun and at a young age he used to accompany, Dun Ġwann Farrugia, in his country walks, always in search of historical remains. Gravino used to document anything found … Continue reading


GALLERY: A picture is worth a thousand words

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Photographs taken by Manwel Abela


EVENTS: Buleben informative walk

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In relatively warm weather with light overcast sky, Wirt iż-Żejtun held its planned walk to Buleben which was very well attended. All started from the parvis of the Żejtun Parish Church at 9:30 with the group walking through St Catherine … Continue reading


ARCHAEOLOGY: Punic Tombs? Not only

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Archaeology is the study of human activity through the recovery and analysis of material culture and not just the excavation of tombs and old structures.  There are very important archaeological sites in which not a single structure exist, but the material deposited … Continue reading


NEWS: Possible discovery of a lost medieval church

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The research being carried out by Wirt iż-Żejtun on the Buleben Feudal Estate, with the assistance of a number of voluntary experts in different fields is yielding very positive results and unfolding the cultural and natural assets of this area … Continue reading


ENVIRONMENT: The fauna and its habitat at Buleben

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The renown nature photographer Guido Bonnet has sent us some beautiful photographs of fauna which is usually found in habitats identical to that in the rural area of Buleben. Running clockwise from top left corner: Żrinġ – living in humid … Continue reading


ENVIRONMENT: “Land of high-grade agricultural value”

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“On the basis of an initial agricultural assessment carried out by the Department of Agriculture, the designated industrial land has been identified as being land of high-grade agricultural value.” This was reported in the preamble to policy SMZN 02 in … Continue reading


ARCHITECTURE: Vernacular Buildings at Buleben

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Most often we consider iconic buildings to  form the essence of our architectural heritage and we fail to give any value to our vernacular buildings. These range from what we consider the common domestic buildings in our towns and villages … Continue reading


ENVIRONMENT: Maquis Habitat

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Maquis or Makkja in Maltese is the terrestrial habitat following the garigue.  It is characterised by an evergreen shrub community, with shrubs reaching a height ranging from one to three metres.  Among the trees found in local maquis there are the … Continue reading