PA STARTS DIRECT ACTION TO REMOVE TONS OF ILLEGALLY DUMPED MATERIAL IN TA’ QALI

January, 18, 2019

Tons of illegally dumped construction material and abandoned structures, started being removed from a large site in Ta’ Qali by the Planning Authority’s Compliance & Enforcement Directorate. 

The site, which measures over 48,000m2, is adjacent to the Ta’ Qali National Park and within a recreational area frequented by many locals during the weekend. The area has not only been turned into an eyesore but has become dangerous and unsafe for the public.

Due to the large quantity of illegal material, the enforcement operation will be carried out over a number of days. Truckloads of this dumped material will be removed and transported to a licensed landfill. Machinery used in the concrete industry and other scrap material is also being removed. The Authority will ensure that the site is rehabilitated.

As a preliminary measure to prohibit further dumping in the area, towards the end of last year, the Authority had placed concrete barriers to seal off the site and make it inaccessible for trucks to enter and dump waste.

The Authority has installed surveillance cameras around the site to carry out continual monitoring.