The new road in Ghadira proposed by the government, which steered much controversy, was backed by the Malta Hotels and Restaurants’ Association (MHRA) on Monday.
The MHRA said that it supports any effort to maximize the ‘product’ of the Island and any such proposed development should result in an enormous boost to the country’s touristic industry.
The Hotel association said that it was only obvious that the only way to improve the competitiveness of the Island was to boast its best assets – the beaches and the Mediterranean seas.
However, the new road proposed by the government had raised the eyebrows of a few NGOs, amongst them BridLife which said that the new road will effect negatively the bird sanctuary and Foresta 2000.
The MHRA feels otherwise, saying that this development will alleviate the high level traffic density registered in Ghadira while preserving both the bird sanctuary and Forest 2000. The association called for a consultation process on the project.
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