“Just like 82% of Gozitans,” GUG is also in favour of Malta-Gozo tunnel
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The Gozo University Group has said that last month a representative from the organisation attended a meeting regarding the proposed Malta – Gozo tunnel project.
In a statement the GUG said, “just like the 82% of the Gozitan population, the organisation is in favour of the tunnel project and believes that it would be beneficial to all Gozitans who travel to work and study on the mother island and also for the economy of the Gozitan island to flourish.”
“Following several studies, it is proposed that the tunnel’s portal in Malta will be situated in the vicinity of Saint Paul’s Bay bypass, with the one in Gozo to be situated in Nadur, in the vicinity of the Kenuna tower,” the organisation said.
According to the GUG, “Environmental Impact Studies studies have already commenced and a simulation model is being prepared, as well as a conceptual design for the tunnel project.”
“The EIA study will show how junctions in the vicinity will be affected in terms of traffic flow and air quality,” it added.
Further studies are still to be carried out, the GUG said. “These include geology, the precise portal areas, as well as what is to be done with the construction waste.”
The organisation said that “the construction stage of the project will commence as soon as the ongoing studies, as well as permitting and procurement processes are concluded, in the coming years.”
The GUG concluded by saying that it has “always shown its beliefs on the idea of having a tunnel between the islands. This is the first step in making Gozo more accessible and Malta less of a pain to get to.”