DLH Press Release 26 November 2008

Din l-Art Helwa strongly objects to the government’s proposal to build a new road at Ghadira bay in Mellieha, as part of the EU’s TEN-T road network.

The proposed road would cut through a protected and sensitive stretch of open countryside, and open the way to further development in an area that lies outside the development zone.

The current traffic situation on the existing Ghadira road is not serious enough to warrant the destruction of protected countryside. Apart from the environmental damage that would be caused, Din l-Art Helwa sees no real justification for this project to go ahead.