SOS Hondoq

Friday, September 08, 2006

The Movement's objections to the project

The developers are insisting that the sandy beach will not be touched. Whatever they say, the beach and all the surrounding area will definitely suffer.

  • The project which includes a hotel, a small village and a yacht marina is too extensive for such a small area as Hondoq ir-Rummien. Consequently the planned building will be crammed along the rock face turning the present beautiful rock panorama into an eyesore. What is more the sandy beach will be engulfed by it.
  • The clear waters of Hondoq ir-Rummien will become heavily polluted. The heavy sea traffic envisaged which will enter and leave the creek just a few meters away from the beach will surely take its toll in the waters of the bay.
  • The present peace and quietness which are the main attraction of Hondoq ir-Rummien will be totally destroyed with the coming and going of yachts and holiday makers and with the heavy traffic generated in servicing the whole area.
  • Once this project is approved it will not be a one off but will surely be the first of a string of development which will devour the whole eastern side of Gozo at a very quick pace as happened in other areas of the island.
  • It is not just Hondoq ir-Rummien that will suffer but the whole village of Qala will suffer too. The traffic which such development will generate will have to make its way through the quiet and narrow streets of the village, destroying the peace for which it is so well known and because of which so many make it their holiday place.

6 Comments:

  • Well done to the Moviment Harsien Hondoq.
    Alternattiva Demokratika is with you along this struggle till the end. We are not alone!

    AD Gozo Regional Committee

    By Anonymous Victor Galea, at 2:21 PM  

  • Great site, I am bookmarking it!Keep it up!
    With the best regards!
    David

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 2:42 AM  

  • Hello, thanks a lot, You'v done a great job.I can only realize how much time and resources does it take to create such a resource!Great work, I am impressed!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 3:51 AM  

  • GREAT SITE. MR. PAUL BUTTIGIEG WORKED HARD THIS SUMMER, HE TOOK ALOT OF PICUTRES AND VIDEO AT HONDOQ. PAUL YOU SHOULD UPLOAD THEM ON THIS SITE SO EVERYONE COULD SEE THE BEAUTY WE GOT. THANKS!!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 8:30 PM  

  • GREAT SITE!! MR. PAUL BUTTIGIEG WORKED VERY HARD THIS SUMMER, HE TOOK ALOT OF PICTURES AND VIDEO OF HONDOQ, YOU SHOULD PUT THEM ON THIS SITE SO EVERYONE COULD SEE THE BEAUTYNESS THAT WE GOT IN HONDOQ..

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 8:32 PM  

  • I Wish to thank Paul Buttigieg for the hard work and time dedicated to save Hondoq and all those who are working hard to make this dream come to pass. As a family we look forward to enjoy the summer beside the only clean beach in Gozo, I hope that it will stay natural the way it is and they way God made it. Great site love the pictures and please KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK...WE ARE WITH YOU 100%

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 1:33 PM  

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