Another project for the sports community in Siġġiewi

Reference Number: PR201154, Press Release Issue Date: Jun 18, 2020
Minister for Transport, Infrastructure and Capital Projects Ian Borg visited the Siġġiewi football pitch where the Public Works Department is coordinating a €110,000 investment on the boundary wall and net of this pitch.
Minister Ian Borg said, “Today we can see another project in our communities; the Siġġiewi community and the sports community. We are investing in our children, our youths, our athletes. Quality of life does not only depend on the infrastructure we use to get to the office or come back home but also depends on the facilities we have for our other commitments. We will continue investing in more facilities as we have always done. Work is currently underway on the facilities of the Xgħajra Tornadoes and the Rinella Tennis Club. In the last years and months, we implemented work on the Boċċi Clubs in Birgu and Żebbuġ, the Regatta Clubs in Birzebbugia and Cospicua and other football clubs like the ones in Kalkara and Dingli. And we have always helped where we could on large projects like the Marsascala football pitch and the pool in the same locality. We will continue working for our communities.”

The Siġġiewi project includes the building of a separate wall from the existing one without disturbing the turf. The space between the walls was filled with concrete and coping was also implemented. This is an angled structure so rainwater can slide instead of gathering at the top. The Department implemented repairs on the net along the rural lane and the net behind the goal post is expected to be replaced.