The University of Malta offers a number of open spaces, where one can rest, walk, study or have lunch. The Precincts office within the Estates, Facilities and Capital Development Directorate aims to keep working towards a better environment for all students, staff and visitors.
A sustainable planting project in collaboration with Infrastructure Malta came to an end during January 2022 where over 500 cypress, Aleppo pine and olive trees were planted all over the Msida campus thus creating new green spaces for all those attending University.
A new irrigation system was installed which extracts water from the underground water reservoirs. Flail mowers and shredder chippers are two pieces of equipment being used in order to help reuse the branches and grass to keep the soil moist. Shredder chippers are used to reduce branches, twigs and leaves to mulch and composting material to enhance the landscape while flail mowers are used to cut grass and they enhance new grass growth.These are both sustainable practices used at the University Campuses. Constant works are being carried out and in a few years time the recent planting project will enhance the University’s landscape.
Mr Clayton Xuereb, Manager at the Precincts office told Newspoint that a new project is being planned where around 100 more trees will be planted along the ring road. (within the limits of the Faculty of ICT. These plantations will be conducted in collaboration with Infrastructure Malta, the Rotary Club Malta, Malta Federation of Professional Associations and the Faculty of Social Wellbeing.