Sociologist, local councillor, activist, drummer from Malta

Tuesday, May 05, 2015

An alternative site for the new proposed University

What better inspiration for environmental mobilization than the Labour Government's plan to build a University at Zonqor point? Even though the proposal to attract foreign investment in this initiative is welcome, the environmental aspect of this project delves into politics of unintended consequences.

I hope that an alternative site is found to Zonqor and that the environmental movement - from ENGOs to AD - keep up their pressure in this regard.

But I think that rather than rushing to name alternative sites, one should first consider this possibility and then carry out necessary studies to identify proper alternatives. This cannot take place in a few hours! Studies should look into a variety of aspects, including the environmental, social, economic and operational.

A proper parliamentary debate and full consultation with civil society is of utmost importance in this regard.

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