With an investment of more than €3.1 million, the Grand Harbour Regeneration Corporation initiated the works on the Senglea regeneration project. This was announced by Minister for Transport, Infrastructure and Capital Projects Ian Borg during a visit in Senglea.
The project will be split in two phases; first, the restoration and embellishment of the Senglea Gate, with an investment of €1.3 million, and the second phase will include the regeneration of Piazza Giorgio Mitrovich with an investment of €1.8 million.
Minister Borg stated that works include the restoration of 4,500 metres squared of fortification walls, restoration of the clock tower, brand new architectural lighting that will complement the existing lighting of Dock 1 and the belvedere restoration, which will now be available for the use of the general public and tourists.
The Minister said that the GHRC will be restoring the two vehicular tunnels and the pedestrian tunnel that in old times used to be the main entrance to the city. He added that it is our duty to maintain it in the best possible way. He outlined that it is one the government’s priorities to work on projects like these, which provide a better quality of life in our country.
Minister Ian Borg concluded that this projected commenced at the end of April and will be completed by end of this year.
The Chairman of the Kottonera Foundation Glenn Bedingfield praised the work which is being done to implement the proposals within the Cottonera Strategy. “The restoration works which are being done by GHRC on the bastions of the Senglea Entrance are the first of many other projects mentioned in the strategy document. This is one of the first projects which are being done in the Three Cities and Kalkara to ensure a better Kottonera in the future than today,” concluded the Chairman.
Parliamentary Secretary Chris Agius, Joe Mizzi and Senglea Mayor Clive Pulis were also present.