16th century reservoirs uncovered by construction works

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Tista' taqra bil- Malti.

Two 16th century reservoirs were found during construction works in Bormla.

A statement issued by the Ministry for Social Housing explained that during ongoing construction to build social housing in Bormla, two reservoirs were found. These reservoirs have been there since 1534. This means that they might be of historical importance.

The Superintendence of Cultural Heritage was informed about the find.

Given that the reservoirs are next to the site, not in it, the works will continue as planned. However, the Minister for Social Housing is coordinating with the Superintendence in order to preserve the reservoirs.