Bahar ic-Caghaq earmarked for artificial island’s luxury development

Bahar ic-Caghaq among the favored lovations for government's proposed land reclamation project

Bahar ic-Caghaq (Photo: Ray Attard)
Bahar ic-Caghaq (Photo: Ray Attard)

The construction of an artificial island along the coast road opposite Qalet Marku is one of the preferred options among the 21 land reclamation proposals made by 17 companies, which are currently being considered by government officials.

The artificial island, which would include luxury villas and resort development, is being considered as the most commercially viable due to its potential for upmarket real estate through which developers can reclaim massive construction costs.

But to proceed with this project the government would have to claim that the project has “overriding public interest” which justifies the elimination of posidonia meadows, a sea grass protected by EU law which helps oxygenate coastal waters serving as the lung of the Mediterranean sea. 

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