The Na­tion­al­ist Party has not con­verted re­gard­ing the nat­u­ral en­vi­ron­ment

Malta Independent - - NEWS - Joe Portelli

In fact while com­ing out with force against the de­vel­op­ment at Żon­qor Point, it then came out in favour of the race track which is be­ing pro­posed at Siġġiewi which will gob­ble up more than 700 tu­moli of vir­gin land. So how can I be­lieve the Na­tion­al­ist Party when it says it has turned green? Żon­qor Point de­vel­op­ment will take up 18,000 me­tres squared while the race track will take 50 times as much (1,000,000 me­tres squared).

Let’s reach a con­sen­sus as a na­tion that cer­tain pro­jects are a no no for Malta be­cause they in­volve too much en­vi­ron­men­tal dam­age and are not sus­tain­able in the long run. Let’s reach a con­sen­sus as a na­tion that liv­ing in a democ­racy does not mean liv­ing without lim­its.

So this con­sen­sus would lead us to give pri­or­ity to buses by in­tro­duc­ing more bus lanes and to re­duce the cars on the roads by in­tro­duc­ing tar­iffs in cer­tain ar­eas or that cars with the num­ber plate end­ing in even num­bers can be driven in the rush hour while oth­ers can­not and vice versa or sim­i­lar rules which have the same ef­fect.


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