The Minister Ian Borg and Parliamentary Secretary Silvio Parnis launch transport service on-demand free drawn up by the PietA� Local Council

The Minister for Transport, Infrastructure and Projects Capital Ian Borg and Parliamentary Secretary for Local Government and Communities Silvio Parnis visited the PietA� locality along with representatives of the local council of the same locality launched service transport on demand free for residents and workers of this locality.

This after the council had won the competition for staged Transport Malta permanent measures for sustainable transport as part of European Mobility Week 2018. This council was in the first place and therefore had won the sum of Euros 51,500 for the implementation of this proposal.

“It is very gratifying to see another local council implement permanent measures for more sustainability in the transport sector, cleaner air in our locations, more sustainable culture where jihdol transport and above all for the benefit of community. also pleased to see that the council chose to use electric van service, a move that further not only promotes alternative and collective transport, but also help the air quality in the home improvement “, said the Minister Borg.

He explained that the service will be is an incentive to the locals to leave the private car behind the house, a step will be is helping to reduce the circulation of private vehicles from the core location as also on the Maltese roads. Minister Borg also recalled in his recent visit to the location where Cospicua after a similar initiative for the elderly, local council saw demand continued increasing and so extended service. He praised them for local councils worked to improve the quality of life of their communities.

While it will be explained how the service is working in PietA�, Minister Borg praised this lively work of the local council for its location. It has highlighted the chapel before uploaded activity, which chapel and the surrounding area have been regenerated funds of Fund Development Planning.

“Local councils are important to continue to deliver more benefits to Maltese and Gozitans. I am pleased to see active local councils and am pleased that as a government we are helping councils to carry out so many important projects. For my part, I once again urge councils to move forward with projects that make a difference in people’s lives, while I urge residents to use the services that councils are offering. If we work together, benefit the citizens and all residents of the country. Our goal is to always continue to raise the standard of living of our communities “, closed the Minister Borg.

Parliamentary Secretary for Local Government and Communities Silvio Parnis congratulated the PietA� Local Council for the coming weeks will begin offering this free transport service for residents. Parnis reiterated that it continues to show that local councils nowadays are increasingly offering services to their citizens and this bodes well because it means that they are to understand their role as that authority is closer to -cittadin.

Parliamentary Secretary reiterated that this service will serve as an environmental benefit at the same time will continue to increase inclusion especially for our elderly and disabled. Parnis concluded by saying that it needs more local councils begin to offer this type of service in their localities, and can do so by participating in campaigns such as that of the European Mobility Week.

The service will be operating as yet and will start trial granted in full in April this year. Will be is operating from 6: 00 am to 6: 00 pm. During the first three hours of the morning, from 6: 00 to 9: 00 am, the service will be to lead users from home to work or university and back to house during the last three hours, from 3: 00 afternoon until 6: 00 pm. In the remaining hours, ie from 9: 00 am to 3: 00 afternoon, the service will be being offered on demand.

Those who are interested can call the PietA� Local Council 99,898,022.

Source: Government of Malta