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FIRST LOOK: Malta’s Newest ‘Permanent’ Bay Għar Aħmar Officially Opens In Marsaxlokk

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The fourth and final Maltese bay to be renourished in time for summer has just been opened – and it’s looking pretty damn blue.

Għar Aħmar in Marsaxlokk was completed in around three weeks, with sand being brought into the bay during extensive works. The bay was opened today in a ceremony with Tourism Minister Konrad Mizzi hailing the new bay as the first new ‘permanent’ bay to be created this summer.

“The bay has been extended by over 15 metres so that the total length of this bay amounts to over 100 metres,” Mizzi said. “Over 2,000 square metres of sand spread over this closed zone. Apart from this, the bay has been given a passageway that is accessible to everyone, as well as new showers and changing rooms, recycling bins and mobile toilets.”

“It’s good to note that this bay is different than the others as this bay will be permanent – this is because of the installation of a berm that will be installed after summer 2019 so as to keep the sand within the bay,” Mizzi continued.

This project follows similar ones done in Birżebbuġa’s San Ġorġ, Wied il-Għajn’s Fajtata, and of course St Julian’s Balluta Bay.

Johnathan is interested in the weird, wonderful, and sometimes dark realities late capitalist society forces upon us all. He also likes food and music. Follow him at @supreofficialmt on Instagram, and send him news, food and music stories at [email protected]

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