€3.1 million investment in Senglea regeneration now entering the second phase
- On 18 February 2021
During a visit to Senglea, Minister for Transport, Infrastructure and Capital Projects Ian Borg announced that with a total investment of more than €3.1 million, the Grand Harbour Regeneration Corporation is now entering the second phase of the works on the Senglea regeneration project. Senglea Mayor Clive Pulis was also present.
The first phase of the project consisted of the restoration and embellishment of the Senglea Gate, with an investment of €1.3 million, and the second phase which will include the regeneration of Piazza Giorgio Mitrovich with an investment of €1.8 million.
Minister Borg recalled that works of the first phase included the restoration of 5,800 metres squared of fortification walls including the primary installations for architectural lighting that will implement the restoration works done, restoration of the two vehicular tunnels covering an area of 900 square metres, restoration of the clock tower, a 2000 square metre restoration of the belvedere, which will now be available for the use of the general public and tourists and a restoration of the internal courtyard wall replacing the existing old and damaged one in the Primary School.
Minister Ian Borg outlined that, “it is one of the government’s priorities to work on projects like these, which firstly provide a better quality of life in our country and secondly give back the residents of Senglea the rich heritage left by our forefathers in pristine condition.”
Ongoing works include a 230 square metre restoration works on the bastions and tunnel entrance walls overlooking Palumbo shipyards, restorations of the bastion breech overlooking Maċina, the Belvedere Gardjola, 1250 square metre restoarion anf remedial works on the walls, bastions, and planters at Xatt Juan B and a 340 square metre restoration and remedial works at Vjal il-Vitorja.
Chairman of the Grand Harbour Regeneration Corporation Anthony Agius Decelis said that this is another regeneration project being carried out by the Ministry of Minister Ian Borg through GHRC, a project through which both the residents of the locality and the Maltese and Gozitans will enjoy together with all the tourists who visit this area. “The government looks at improving the standard of living of the people in a holistic way and this project is a proof to that.”
Senglea mayor Clive Pulis explained how this area, which was not accessible to the public, will now be accessible to everyone. All necessary arrangements will be made to make it fully accessible to the elderly and people with disabilities. With this project, the standard of living of the people of Senglea and those around them will rise. At the same time, with the embellishment of Senglea City, more Maltese people, as well as tourists, will be attracted to visit, enjoy and appreciate this historic and beautiful locality.