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The George Bonello Du Puis gardens get a €160,000 refurbishment

The George Bonello Du Puis garden in Tigné has undergone a €160,000 refurbishment which involved the installation of four large play structures, an accessible merry-go-round, an enclosed fenced area for young children and safety flooring for all the four play areas. The installation of the equipment was spread over two phases, with phase two completed earlier this year.

The project was undertaken by MIDI plc in collaboration with the Sliema Local Council as part of the planning gain funding agreement in virtue of MIDI’s latest development project at Tigné Point.

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Mark Portelli (right), CEO of MIDI with Sliema Local Council Mayor, John Pillow (centre) and MIDI’s Head of Communications, Richard Mifsud

During a visit to the site, Mark Portelli, the CEO of MIDI, expressed his pleasure in collaborating on this community project with the Sliema Local Council. He emphasized that the sponsorship of the playground aligns with the Company’s commitment to supporting community initiatives in areas where MIDI has development interests. Mr Portelli also mentioned that now that the development at Tigné Point in nearing completion, the Company is looking forward to the creation of pedestrian links connecting Qui-Si-Sana to Garden Battery, Censu Xerri Street, Pjazza Tigné, and The Point Shopping Mall.

Whilst thanking MIDI for their support, Sliema Mayor, John Pillow said that “now that all the play structures have been installed, thanks to MIDI we will be moving to the next phase where we will be refurbishing the surrounding environment by planting more trees, installing new benches and also creating a picnic area. With MIDI’s support, the Council will also be installing CCTV cameras and replacing the light fittings surrounding the playground with an investment of more than €60,000.”