STQARRIJA MILL-MINISTERU GĦALL-ENERĠIJA, L-INTRAPRIŻA U L-IŻVILUPP SOSTENIBBLI U MILL-MINISTERU GĦALL-FINANZI U X-XOGĦOL

STQARRIJA MILL-MINISTERU GĦALL-ENERĠIJA, L-INTRAPRIŻA U L-IŻVILUPP SOSTENIBBLI U MILL-MINISTERU GĦALL-FINANZI U X-XOGĦOL

Reference Number: PR211504, Press Release Issue Date: Aug 10, 2021
 

Jitħabbar proġett ta’ riġenerazzjoni fil-Kalkara b’investiment ta’ €1 miljun
 
Ġnien ir-Rnella – l-ewwel ġnien carbon neutral f’pajjiżna
 
 

Ġnien ir-Rnella, l-eks ċimiterju militari fil-Kalkara, se jiġi riġenerat fi spazju miftuħ għat-tgawdija tal-pubbliku b’investiment ta’ €1 miljun. B’teknoloġija innovattiva ta’ solar paving, smart benches u solar smart bins, il-ġnien se jkun wieħed li jirrispetta l-ambjent mingħajr emissjonijiet biex jopera.
 
Il-proġett tħabbar mill-Ministru għall-Enerġija, l-Intrapriża u l-Iżvilupp Sostenibbli Miriam Dalli u mill-Ministru għall-Finanzi u x-Xogħol Clyde Caruana. 
 
Ġnien ir-Rnella se jiġi riġenerat biex joffri spazju miftuħ filwaqt li jassigura l-protezzjoni tal-wirt arkitettoniku li joffri. Ġew irrestawrati erba’ ġibjuni biex l-ilma tax-xita maħżun jintuża għat-tisqija tal-ġnien. 


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L-użu ta’ strutturi li jaħdmu b’enerġija nadifa u smart technology jagħmlu minn dan il-ġnien wieħed carbon neutral u jikkontribwixxi għal żvilupp sostenibbli. Permezz ta’ kontenituri tal-iskart li huma smart, se tkun qed tintbagħat notifika meta l-kontenituri jimtlew. Is-sistema ta’ irrigazzjoni se titħaddem minn enerġija mix-xemx grazzi għall-pannelli solari li se jkunu installati fuq il-pavimentar. Din is-sistema se tiġġenera biżżejjed enerġija biex tagħmel tajjeb għall-konsum tal-elettriku f’dan il-ġnien. Għalhekk, dan il-ġnien se jkun sostenibbli. 
 
“Dan il-proġett iservi ta’ eżempju għal bosta spazji miftuħa oħra. Filwaqt li qed nagħtu spazju ieħor miftuħ lill-familji u lir-residenti, qed naraw li l-avvanzi fit-teknoloġija jkunu utilizzati biex noperaw b’mod sostenibbli. Bi proġett wieħed qed naraw impenn lejn il-konservazzjoni tal-ilma, l-użu tal-enerġija rinnovabbli biex jitħaddem id-dawl u ż-żamma tal-indafa qed tingħata prijorità,” spjegat il-Ministru Miriam Dalli.
 
Il-Ministru Clyde Caruana qal li, “Minkejja l-isfidi li ġabet magħha l-pandemija, fil-baġit li ġej se nara li nallokaw biżżejjed fondi sabiex inkomplu nsebbħu pajjiżna u fuq kollox nagħtu aktar spazji miftuħa lill-familji Maltin u Għawdxin.” 
 

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Il-Ministru Caruana qal li ċ-ċittadini tan-Nofsinhar ta’ pajjiżna jikkontribwixxu ħafna ekonomikament u għaldaqstant il-gvern se jibqa’ jara li jkompli jinvesti f’dawn l-inħawi wkoll sabiex ħajjet tal-familji tkompli titjieb. Fil-baġit li ġej, it-tisbiħ f’pajjiżna se jingħata prijorità u għaldaqstant se jitħabbru sensiela ta’ proġetti għar-rikreazzjoni tal-familji.
 
Ir-riġenerazzjoni ta’ dan il-proġett ħadet ħsieb tirrispetta l-wirt arkitettoniku u x-xogħlijiet qed isiru b’reqqa kbira. Il-proġett hu mistenni li jitlesta sal-ewwel kwart tas-sena d-dieħla hekk kif ġew aġġudikati x-xogħlijiet wara sejħa pubblika.
 
Preżenti għall-konferenza tal-aħbarijiet kien hemm is-Segretarju Permanenti fi ħdan il-Ministeru għall-Enerġija, l-Intrapriża u l-Iżvilupp Sostenibbli Anthony Gatt, id-Direttur Ġenerali ta’ Parks Malta kif ukoll il-Kunsill Lokali tal-Kalkara, immexxija mis-Sindku Wayne Aquilina. 
 

Ritratti: DOI/MESD


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PRESS RELEASE BY THE MINISTRY FOR ENERGY, ENTERPRISE AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT AND BY THE MINISTRY FOR FINANCE AND EMPLOYMENT


€1 million regeneration project in Kalkara announced 
 
Ġnien ir-Rnella set to be Malta’s first carbon neutral garden 
 

 
A €1 million regeneration project has been announced for Ġnien ir-Rnella in Kalkara. The garden, also known as the ex-military cemetery, is set to be completed during the first quarter of 2022.
 
The project was announced by Minister for Energy, Enterprise and Sustainable Development Miriam Dalli and Minister for Finance and Employment Clyde Caruana. The garden incorporates innovative technology such as solar paving, smart benches, and smart solar bins. Making use of renewable energy powering the light and a smart irrigation system, the garden will be carbon neutral.
 
The regeneration of the garden also took into consideration the protection of the site’s architectural heritage. Additionally, four reservoirs were restored for rainwater harvesting, which will in turn be used to water the garden through a solar irrigation system. This system will be operated through solar energy, thanks to solar paving.


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The installation of smart bins will improve efficiency in waste collection. The innovative technology will send an alert when the bin is full, thus notifying administrators.
 
“This project serves as an example for other open spaces. Whilst we are giving families more open spaces, we want to provide sustainable open spaces. With just one project, thanks to innovative technology, we are conserving water, making efficient use of renewable energy, and ensuring that upkeep is a priority”, explained Minister Miriam Dalli.
 
From his end, Minister Clyde Caruana said that, “Despite the challenges brought by the pandemic, as a government we are looking ahead so that in the next budget more funds are allocated to embellish our country, and above all, create more open spaces”. 


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Minister Caruana said that families living in the South of Malta contribute a good deal economically. Therefore, government will continue investing in these areas, to keep improving the livelihoods of these families. In this year’s budget, landscaping will be given priority, while a series of projects will be announced through which it will be ensured that families will be able to enjoy themselves.
 
Present at the press conference were the Permanent Secretary within the Ministry for Energy, Enterprise and Sustainable Development Anthony Gatt, the Director-General of Parks Malta Adrian Attard, and representatives from the Kalkara Local Council, led by Mayor Wayne Aquilina.
 

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