Blue Lagoon to get new pier
Comino’s Blue Lagoon will have a brand new pier in two weeks’ time after works started on the structure, yesterday, Transport Malta said in a statement.
An application for the pier was filed with the planning authority last January, however, work could not start until the required permits were issued. Inclement weather also caused delays.
The new structure is meant to be sturdier than a temporary pontoon installed last July, at a cost of about €36,000, which capsized only three weeks later. Too many bathers were standing on it, causing it to overturn, and two people were injured in the accident.
The pontoon was used by passengers to get off and on ferry boats so that the boats would not get too close to the lagoon’s bathing area.