Last April, an environmentally friendly competition "Rebbiegħa fil-Komunità – Xettel b'Ilwien in-Natura" was launched. Today, the results of the competition were announced. All local and regional councils were eligible to apply for this competition. A total of 15 local councils applied and 40 different roads were included in this competition. All the local councils which applied recieved plants provided by the private company Norewx. These plants were then distributed to those residents residing in the participative roads.
After the Board appointed by the Permanent Secretary for the Ministry for Justice, Culture and Local Government conducted an alaysis of these roads it was decided that the funds allocated for this competition should be distributed as follows:
Sqaq Bużwara in Birkirkara won a fund of €3,000 and obtained a mark of 70%
Triq Lellux in Santa Luċija won a fund of €3,000 and obtained a mark of 64%
Pjazza l-Għejjun, in Fontana won a fund of €2,000 and obtained a mark of 53%
Triq il-Palazz tal-Isqof, in Birgu won a fund of €2,000 and obtained a mark of 52%
Parliamentary Secretary for Local Government and Communities Silvio Parnis congratulated all the winners and all those who participated. He said that local and regional councils have an important role in the embellishment of their respective localities. Furthermore, the citizens of our localities can help as well. For this reason, the Parliamentary Secretariat in collaboration with the Directorate for Strategy and Policy Implimentation launched this competition with the main objective to encourage residents to work with local and regional to further embellish the localities' environment.