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26-04-2016 THE MALTESE ISLANDS AWARDED NEW BLUE FLAG BEACHES AND BEACHES OF QUALITY


The Malta Tourism Authority welcomes the news which has been recently announced by the Blue Flag jury and wishes to express its satisfaction for the results obtained. Golden Bay has been awarded the Blue Flag status for the first time, after having previously qualified as a Beach of Quality. Besides this, for the first time, two beaches in Gozo achieved a Beach of Quality status, namely ?ondoq Bay and Marsalforn Bay.

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The MTA would like to thank its employees working within the Product Development Directorate for their commitment towards the beach management initiatives and would also like to thank all the stakeholders involved, such as the Cleansing Services Directorate, Environmental Health and the Planning Authority.

It is thanks to the input, support, effort and dedication of all the stakeholders that so many of Malta and Gozo’s beaches have achieved Blue Flag or Beach of Quality status.

Malta now boasts of ten Blue Flag Beaches, and these are: St. George’s Bay, Fond G?adir Bay, Westin Dragonara Resort, Qawra Point, Bu?ibba Perched Beach, G?ajn Tuffieha, G?adira Bay, Paradise Bay, Golden Bay and Ramla Bay.

The MTA CEO, Mr Paul Bugeja said “the MTA is continuously striving to improve its operations and environmental credentials together with the stakeholders, for the benefit of the public and our visitors. By being able to offer a greater number of locations which meet the standards required for Blue Flag or Beach of Quality status, we are ensuring that our summer product continues to be competitive”. Mr Bugeja concluded by saying that positive results and achievements such as the Blue Flag Beaches and Beaches of Quality gives the MTA additional impetus to work even harder to maintain the achievements gained as well as improving upon these achievements by getting even more beaches awarded.

 

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