GRTU to gather Paceville stake­hold­ers to dis­cuss mas­ter plan

Malta Independent - - NEWS - David Lind­say

The GRTU is to gather Paceville’s stake­hold­ers to­gether with of­fi­cials from the Plan­ning Author­ity to thrash out how the €300 mil­lion mas­ter plan un­veiled for the lo­cal­ity ear­lier this week will be im­ple­mented and how, from a prac­ti­cal point of view, Paceville’s busi­nesses will be af­fected.

Speak­ing yes­ter­day to The Malta In­de­pen­dent on Sun­day, the GRTU’s Pres­i­dent for Tourism, Hos­pi­tal­ity and Leisure Philip Fenech wel­comed the plans made pub­lic for con­sul­ta­tion this week.

“We have been say­ing for a long time that tourism zones need to be man­aged in a holis­tic way, after the in­dus­try grew in a piece­meal fash­ion with­out a strat­egy in place, and with peo­ple sim­ply build­ing on the suc­cess of oth­ers.

“What has been done for Paceville, with the mas­ter plan launched this week, should be repli­cated in other tourismheavy ar­eas such as Bugibba and Val­letta. This is def­i­nitely the way for­ward.”

With re­gard to Paceville, Mr Fenech added: “What is im­por­tant is that we take stock of the strengths and weak­nesses – such as traf­fic, refuse col­lec­tion and so­cial in­te­gra­tion – and en­sure that fu­ture de­vel­op­ments ad­dress these is­sues holis­ti­cally.”

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