€500,000 restoration for Senglea bastions

Area long neglected also sees completion of Dock 1 rehabilitation project in Cospicua and €12 million National Interactive Science Centre at  Villa Bighi in Kalkara.

Parliamentary secretary Ian Borg (third from left) announcing the restoration project by the Senglea Gardjola
Parliamentary secretary Ian Borg (third from left) announcing the restoration project by the Senglea Gardjola

Parliamentary Secretary for EU Presidency 2017 and EU funds Ian Borg has announced new restoration works on the Senglea Bastions through the allocation of around €500,000 from the European Regional Development Fund.

The works will be complimenting similar works on other fortifications in Valletta and in Vittoriosa.

"These works will be consolidating those parts of the bastions that had been left to deteriorate. Apart from restoration works on the bastion walls, there will be other interventions on the Gardjola – a place that in itself is already a huge tourist attraction," Borg said.

Borg said the need to carry out restorational works on the walls had been long felt especially now that efforts to regenerate the harbour area were being given a huge boost.

Borg said that such investments showed the government’s commitment to invest in the Cottonera area.  "An area that had long been neglected has now seen the completion of the Dock 1 rehabilitation project in Cospicua and will soon be also benefiting from a further €12 million for the National Interactive Science Centre project which is set to give new life to Villa Bighi in Kalkara."

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