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Welcome to the club! Three Gozo beaches receive Blue Flag status
Various locations were also cleaned up as part of the ‘Insebbhu Pajjizna’ campaign.

Jillian Mallia

Three primary Gozo beaches have been awarded Blue Flag status! Ramla l-Hamra, Hondoq ir-Rummien and Marsalforn have now joined the Blue Flag club, Gozo Minister Clint Camilleri announced.

The minister said that the principal aim was to beautify local beaches so that Gozitans, Maltese and tourists can enjoy them to the full, while also attracting sustainable tourism.

“The Blue Flag brings a lot of responsibility, not only for authorities but also for anyone who visits any one of these beaches,” Minister Camilleri said during a press conference held at Hondoq ir-Rummien. “We need to make sure that there is a good water quality, appropriate environmental management, the strengthening of environmental education, while also assuring complete security on the beach.”

In addition, Minister Camilleri noted that during the past few weeks, there was the campaign ‘Insebbhu Pajjizna.’ Through this campaign, various locations around Gozo were cleaned up and given some much-needed TLC such as the parking area in Victoria (new signs were installed and road markings were redone, together with the planting of trees). Other parking areas in Marsalforn and Xlendi were also cleaned up, as was the countryside in Gharb.

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But the work didn’t stop there! Numerous fountains and monuments were also given some TLC including: Mons Luigi Vella monument in Pjazza Savina, the fountain within Villa Rundle, the 1881 Fountain located at the Rabat crossroads and the Corpus Christi monument in Rabat’s Pjazza Indipendenza.

21st July 2021


Jillian Mallia
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Jillian Mallia
A book lover, writer and globetrotter who loves exploring new places and the local gems that the Maltese Islands have to offer. An avid foodie and arts fanatic, Jillian searches the island and beyond for the perfect settings to write about.

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