CMD invests €250,000 for cleansing and maintenance of Valletta

Valletta and part of grand harbour. Photo: Flickr

The Cleansing and Maintenance Division (CMD) of Public Cleansing Secretariat has announced that it will put into use new machinery to carry out the collection of waste in Valletta.

In lieu of this, the authority has invested over €250,000 for the cleansing and maintenance work to be carried out in the capital city.

The CMD Director General Ramon Deguara addressed a press conference in Valletta along with Culture Minister Owen Bonnici and Parliamentary Secretary Deo Debattista.

“It’s no longer acceptable to have enormous trucks collecting trash and waste. Today, we have modern trucks as used by other cities across Europe. Outside Valletta, these small trucks will transfer the trash to other larger trucks,” Deguara was quoted as saying by MaltaToday.

Bonicci added that CMD had invested a good amount in the last two years in the machinery and human resources. “Numerous interventions are carried out continuously in Valletta, including general upkeep around the city. The Division also carries out cleansing works after activities which attract quite a number of people, so that the capital city swiftly returns to normal,” he said.

The CMD has been maintaining decorative lights, pavements, paintings, and also repairing the bollards in Valletta, the Director-General explained.

In addition, the authority has also recruited a team of technical workers for the upkeep of Malta capital. This team is responsible for maintaining the street furniture, rainwater drains, and maintenance of fountains in the city.