New Lighting System for Our Lady of Mount Carmel Basilica Dome in Valletta officially inaugurated
- On 25 October 2020
Minister for Transport, Infrastructure and Capital Projects Ian Borg officially inaugurated the new lighting system on the Our Lady of Mount Carmel Basilica Dome in Valletta. This system is part of a restoration project on the exterior of this dome, and includes 139 LED lights designed specifically for the dome and roof of this church. The project is part of a €700,000 investment being led by the Grand Harbour Regeneration Corporation, which also includes Our Lady of Pilar Church and St Augustine’s Church.
Minister Ian Borg said, “Today, we can witness the fruits of our labour towards the embellishment and restoration of one of the most important icons on our country’s landscape. This investment is being translated into a better aesthetic which properly honours our capital city. This is an intervention among many which prioritise the conservation of our country’s architectural heritage. In this way, we are not only investing in the dome itself, but in our touristic product and in the experience of Valletta residents as well as all Maltese and Gozitan people who look at our capital, and specifically this church, as a point of reference. We are determined to continue working holistically towards a better quality of life and standard of living for the people.”