Continuation of industrial zone
Yesterday Resources and Infrastructure Minister Ninu Zammit
and Parliamentary Secretary Edwin Vassallo visited the Imriehel Industrial
Zone to review the clean-up which is taking place. Vassallo thanked
Zammit for taking on his predecessors mission to clean up waste
that is dumped in the zones.
The waste, Vassallo noted, was not only creating environmental damage
but also creating a danger for workers health and for the enterprises
within what seemed to be developing in a small landfill. Lawbreakers
could not be tolerated, Vassallo said.
"It is impossible to have Government cleaning the area and then
having people dumping away in all liberty. Besides cleaning up we are
now providing CCTV surveillance to ensure lawbreakers will be charged.
Information has already been passed on to the police as evidence on
people who are dumping their waste over here."
Vassallo also said the Malta Environment and Planning Authority has
been asked to take all measures within its legal rights to control what
is happening in these open spaces within the industrial zones, especially
since certain industrial zones were not under the auspices of the MDC.
Minister Ninu Zammit said his ministrys priority did not only
concern municipal cleanliness but also industrial, and that all the
Works Departments resources would be implemented fully to help
out in the cleanup.