PRESS RELEASE BY THE MINISTRY FOR THE ENVIRONMENT, CLIMATE CHANGE AND PLANNING - A green upgrade for the Belvedere Garden
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PRESS RELEASE BY THE MINISTRY FOR THE ENVIRONMENT, CLIMATE CHANGE AND PLANNING - A green upgrade for the Belvedere Garden

Reference Number: PR210975en, Press Release Issue Date: May 24, 2021
A green upgrade for the Belvedere Garden
​The Belvedere Garden in Marsa will see significant green upgrading through an investment of around half a million euro.
 
This was announced by Minister for the Environment, Climate Change and Planning Aaron Farrugia who explained that this project is being undertaken by the Marsa Local Council with the support of Ambjent Malta.
 
Various trees and shrubs will be planted in the garden while upgrading of soft areas will also take place, including the removal of unwanted vegetation and the installation of an irrigation system.
 
The Ministry for the Environment, Climate Change and Planning will also provide the supply and installation of garden furniture such as benches and bins, and further interventions in this garden include the site clearance, excavation works and the construction of the water reservoir, works on the footpaths and paving, the installation of the lighting fixtures, landscaping and street furniture.
 
Minister Aaron Farrugia said that there are both social and ecological benefits to creating and improving the parks and gardens in our highly urbanised areas. “Green infrastructure in general brings us closer to the natural environment and fosters a sense of community identity and wellbeing while also bringing environmental and economic benefits to the community. Government is continuously working to move towards greener infrastructure and more intelligent planning while continuing to improve recreational green areas”, said the minister.
 
He also spoke about various urban greening projects currently in progress across different localities, through schemes by Ambjent Malta and the Planning Authority. He mentioned the increased popularity of green walls and green roofs and the positive impacts such infrastructure brings to the aesthetics of our country, as well as its environmental and health benefits.
 
The estimated timeframe for the Belvedere Garden project to be completed is 6 months.