Zonqor Point Campus project should be called off completely, eNGOs say

Organisations concerned Sadeen Education Investments might go ahead with Zonqor Campus project before Bormla Campus reaches full capacity

eNGOs say Zonqor Point project should be called off completely
eNGOs say Zonqor Point project should be called off completely

A number of eNGOs have made their disappointment known regarding the fact that the Prime Minister did not commit to leaving Zonqor Point in its natural state, and that the Planning Authority is still porocessing plans for the Zonqor Campus of the American University of Malta.

In a press release signed by Flimkien Għal Ambjent Aħjar, the Ramblers' Association of Malta, Front Ħarsien ODZ, Friends of the Earth Malta and Nature Trust Malta, the eNGOs welcomed the “prudent” satement by the Prime Minister which said that AUM would not build Zonqor Campus would not be built until the Bormla Campus reached its full capacity.

However, the organisations said they are concerned that Sadeen Education Investments Limited might not necessarily heed the Prime Minister’s comments, and, being a private company, could go ahead with the Zonqor development nonetheless.

“The construction of the Zonqor Point campus should be called off completely and the land should be reinstated as part of the Inwadar National Park,” the eNGOs maintained, adding that this would ensure that people from nearby areas could enjoy the open space as had been its original purpose.

The organisations emphasised that they remained committed in their opposition of the campus at Zonqor Point, and would be formally challenging the project through the planning process when the time came.

More in National

Get access to the real stories first with the digital edition