Heritage Malta condemns vandals who dumped waste at Fort Delimara

Waste dumped at Fort Delimara is 'intentional' vandalism' to the environment, Heritage Malta says

The dumping of rubbish at Fort Delimara is an ongoing problem (Photo: Heritage Malta)
The dumping of rubbish at Fort Delimara is an ongoing problem (Photo: Heritage Malta)

Heritage Malta has condemned the recent dumping of waste in the ditch of Fort Delimara.

Taking to social media, the agency expressed anger at what it termed as “intentional vandalism,” to the environment.

“This act of intentional vandalism to the environment and the cultural patrimony of our islands flies in the face of all the hard work and collaboration between volunteers and Heritage Malta employees who regularly dedicate their free time to clean up campaigns within the fort itself,” the national agency said.

𝗛𝗲𝗿𝗶𝘁𝗮𝗴𝗲 𝗠𝗮𝗹𝘁𝗮 𝘄𝗼𝘂𝗹𝗱 𝗹𝗶𝗸𝗲 𝘁𝗼 𝘀𝘁𝗿𝗼𝗻𝗴𝗹𝘆 𝗰𝗼𝗻𝗱𝗲𝗺𝗻 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗿𝗲𝗰𝗲𝗻𝘁 𝗱𝘂𝗺𝗽𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗼𝗳 𝗿𝗲𝗳𝘂𝘀𝗲 𝗶𝗻 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗱𝗶𝘁𝗰𝗵 𝗼𝗳 𝗙𝗼𝗿𝘁 𝗗𝗲𝗹𝗶𝗺𝗮𝗿𝗮. This act of...

Posted by Heritage Malta on Tuesday, October 13, 2020

The dumping of rubbish and waste at Fort Delimara is an ongoing problem. Over the years, countless events have been organised by environmental NGOs and the Marsaxlokk local council, to clean up the area.

In January of this year, Environment Minister Aaron Farrugia announced that harsher penalties would be introduced for illegal dumping.

Those caught dumping electronic material and white goods now face a fine of at least €500.

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