Media Statements

28 Nov

Din l-Art Helwa slams Ghadira road project

DLH Press Release 26 November 2008 Din l-Art Helwa strongly objects to the government’s proposal to build a new road at Ghadira bay in Mellieha, as part of the EU’s TEN-T road network. The proposed road would cut through a protected and sensitive...

23 Oct

Environmental NGOs request online access for new plans for Ta Cenc

Press Release 23rd August 2008 Eight environmental NGOs today called upon MEPA to publish online the fresh plans submitted for the application to extend the existing hotel at Ta’ Cenc in Gozo. In a statement BirdLife Malta, Din l-Art Helwa, Flimkien ghal Ambjent Ahjar, Friends of the Earth Malta, the Gaia Foundation, Light Pollution Awareness Group, Nature Trust and the Ramblers Association...

11 Oct

Din l-Art Helwa and Nature Trust welcome Mepa decision re Ta Cenc

Press Release 11 October 2008 Nature Trust (Malta) and Din L-Art Helwa welcome MEPA’s decisions to extend habitat protection to the whole of Ta’ Cenc and including the whole plateau, and also declare Wied Moqbol and Benghajsa Point as protected areas within the Natura 2000 Network. Thanks to their enjoying a Natura 2000 status, these sites are now included within a network...

26 Sep

Din l-Art Helwa and Nature Trust comment about latest Ta’ Cenc proposals

Press Release – 26 September 2008 After viewing the latest proposals for the extension of the existing hotel at Ta’ Cenc, Gozo, the NGOs Din l-Art Helwa and Nature Trust (Malta) are of the opinion that the present proposal is a significant improvement on the original plans. Din l-Art Helwa and Nature Trust are conscious that the developer has made a significant...

31 Jul

Din l-Art Helwa presents suggestions to the Prime Minister on Mepa reform

Din l-Art Helwa Press Release – 31 July 2008 This afternoon Din l-Art Helwa presented a series of suggestions to the Prime Minister as part of the ongoing discussions on the reform of Mepa. Din l-Art Helwa is pleased that the Prime Minister has taken on the reform of Mepa and is giving it the importance it deserves. Whilst accepting that Mepa...

23 Jun

MPs and Planning

DLH Press Release 23rd June 2008 Din l-Art Helwa was dismayed to hear a Member of Parliament state openly on the television programme ‘Vici Versa’ on 18 June, that MPs from both sides of the House regularly contact a certain Mepa official who acts as a type of “liason officer” on their behalf, to enquire about the planning...