News

04 Dec

DLH – the entrance to Valletta and the opera house site

Din l-Art Helwa press release 4th December 2008 Din l-Art Helwa welcomes the fact that the entrance to Valletta and the Opera House site are finally being given attention. The government has again approached Renzo Piano, an architect of international repute and one of the leading architects of our...

01 Dec

Proposed Ghadira road cuts through the Foresta site

Press Release, 1st December 2008 Foresta 2000 project partners BirdLife Malta and Din l-Art Helwa today confirmed that the TEN-T road project in Ghadira would cut through Phases 2 and 3 of the Foresta site, contrary to Minister Gatt’s claims. BirdLife and Din l-Art Helwa today revealed a map showing the boundaries of the Foresta 2000 site. The proposed road cuts through...

28 Nov

Six environmental NGOs oppose Ghadira road project

Press Release 28 November 2008 SIX environmental NGOs including Din l-Art Helwa, Nature Trust (Malta), BirdLife Malta, Friends of the Earth (Malta), the Light Pollution Awareness Group and the Ramblers Association today expressed their opposition to the recently proposed new TEN-T road project in Ghadira. The NGOs stated that the proposed project will have a major negative impact on the environment with...

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...

02 Aug

St John’s Co-Cathedral Museum extension – Din l-Art Helwa

Din l-Art Helwa Press Release – 2nd August 2008 Din l-Art Helwa recognises that the existing exhibition spaces at St John’s Co-Cathedral Museum are in need of refurbishment. Furthermore, the spaces are not large enough to exhibit the unique historic Tapestries which are undergoing restoration, as well as many other artefacts which cannot be displayed in the existing...