Archaeological findings slow down excavation work at Victoria school

Miguela Xuereb

Education Minister Owen Bonnici gave an update on the state of state schools in Gozo, explaining that the primary school in Victoria is still under construction, whilst the Nadur primary school and the Victoria middle school will be fully refurbished.

The excavation works at Victoria primary school had to be slowed down, due to some archaeological findings at the construction site. Special machinery is being used, and the ground closer to the rocks is being excavated by hand.

The Minister gave these details in Parliament, when asked by Gozitan MP Kevin Cutajar how many schools the Government plans on building in Gozo, and by MP Clyde Puli to give more updates on the school in Victoria.

In a separate Parliamentary sitting, the Minister explained that excavation works in the Victoria school started in April. Asked to specify timeframes as well as to explain what will happen regarding the parking which will be lost to the new school building in Victoria by MP Chris Said, the Minister said that the construction work will follow the excavation work.

Regarding the parking spaces which will be lost, the Minister said that discussions with relevant authorities are ongoing, so that alternative parking spaces can be organised.