A popular abandoned field in Mosta attributed to Ċikku Fenech will be transformed into a green open space for families to enjoy. Having been scheduled for development, the government decided to instead transform it into a ‘green lung’ within an urban setting. The size of a football ground, the project received an investment of €1 million from the Social and National Development fund, carried out by WasteServ branch GreenServ.
The field was never opened up to the public, having been an area linked to Malta’s once most-wanted man Ċikku Fenech. Over the years, it ended up an illegal dumping site, with a rusting car being one of the most iconic items left there to waste. Parliamentary Secretary for Citizenship and Communities Alex Muscat stated that the project will seek to respect the mature trees and indigenous life which has grown in the field as the transformation commences.
Muscat added that this is not an isolated project, but part of an investment for projects which seek to increase the green lungs of Malta. Rabat, Ħal-Qormi, Ħaż-Żabbar and Ħamrun will all be benefitting from this eco-friendly project. The Mosta project is set to be completed by spring of 2022.
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