GTA condemns vandalism at Dwejra

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The Gozo Tourism Association has strongly condemned the act of vandalism carried out at Dwejra, Gozo.

In a statement on Friday, the GTA said that ‘irresponsible and unknown individual/s’ attacked the UNESCO Heritage site in Dwejra this week. Buildings, signposts and wooden structures in Dwejra were tarnished with bright red pain strewn on them.

“This is a clear act of vandalism, tarnishing the natural beauty of one of the islands’ picturesque rural areas,” the statement reads. “Dwejra is one of the main tourist resorts  on Gozo, thus visited by thousands of visitors each year, who enjoy visiting the pristine surroundings of this unique touristic spot.”

The GTA deplored such acts of vandalism which damage Gozo’s touristic product.

“It is a great shame that such vandalism  exists and is still practiced by very irresponsible persons against society and the environment,” the association said.

It encouraged the enforcement authorities to step up their work towards the protection of such sites and investigate all vandalism. It also urged anyone with any related information to contact the police, who are conducting their investigations.