Double glazing scheme for Birżebbuġa residents

A series analysing the decisions, schemes, and projects under the aegis of respective Ministries and their areas of responsibility, contributing to the implementation of Labour’s ‘Malta Flimkien’ electoral manifesto proposals.

Two years ago, the Maltese people headed to the polls to affirmatively choose who they want to lead the country for the next five years. Arguably, a determining factor leading to another landslide in the country’s books was the Labour Party’s electoral manifesto, ‘Malta Flimkien’.

The Manifesto, an ambitious and carefully curated set of 1,000 proposals, lays out the Labour Party’s vision for the country for the next three years, leaving no sector or area of development devoid of specification.

It has been two years since it was announced that the Labour Party would continue leading Malta into the future it deserves. There is no better position than now to critically determine how the blueprint envisaged by the Party is coming to fruition, away from partisan undercurrents. Was it too ambitious, or is it being executed meticulously?

If you want to refresh your memory, you can find the manifesto here.

Double glazing scheme for Birżebbuġa residents

Relates mainly to: Energy

Targeted electoral manifesto proposal: 404

Effect on the community: Noise pollution can have a detrimental impact on one’s quality of life and pose significant risks to one’s short or long-term physical and mental health. In Birżebbuġa, a long-standing problem for its local residents has been noise pollution emanating from the Freeport Terminal and aircrafts landing or departing from Malta International Airport. In fact, a study published in the International Journal of Sustainable Development and Planning shows that, from the data gathered, 98% of the participants have reported noise pollution as a problem. As a mitigation measure, two ministries have re-introduced a double glazing scheme, aimed exclusively for people residing in the locality of Birżebbuġa. The aim of the scheme is to mitigate noise pollution in the locality. In employing double or triple-glazed systems to apertures, the scheme details that 90% of the materials and installation costs will be reimbursed. Mutually exclusive to this, the installation of this system will also help with internal temperature control of homes.

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