In the first 12 months, as part of the newly unveiled Project Green, the Maltese Government together with the private sector will be planting a total of 7,500 trees around Malta and Gozo.
This was announced by Project Green CEO Steve Ellul who explained that this is equivalent to 9 football stadiums.
The newly appointed CEO explained that Project Green will be focusing on the implementation of 4 different categories of environmental projects; projects that will re-shape the islands.
Project Green will be focusing on national projects that will be initiated in the coming weeks after various consultation sessions. This will happen in conjunction with multiple projects of Green open spaces in the community that are planned to be delivered in the coming months.
This new project unveiled today, will also work on nationwide projects which will see the ‘greening’ of the village core through a reduction in car accessibility and pedestrianisation, as well as an €8.5m afforestation programme.
Whilst addressing a press conference, CEO Steve Ellul explained that Malta has the third largest rate of urbanisation in Europe, and that Project Green will be tackling this, and our population density, because “Maltese people deserve to have the same quality of life as people living in other areas around Europe.”
Steve Ellul emphasised that thanks to Project Green, the public will now have more open spaces, less than 10min walk from home. Ellul also reiterated that these projects will leave a better country, sustainable and visually more beautiful for us, and our children for years to come.