St James’ Chapel in Naxxar, St Catherine’s Chapel in Mqabba, St Anne’s Chapel in Ħ’Attard, Our Saviour’s Chapel in Żejtun, Wardija Tower in Żurrieq, St Michael’s niche in Qrendi, the statue at Dawret Ħal Għaxaq in Ħal Għaxaq, St Mary’s Chapel in Ħal Safi, and St James’ Arch in Ħal Kirkop are set to benefit from this year’s Restoration Works Scheme for Local Councils.
The scheme, which is now in its fifth consecutive year, falls under the Ministry for Culture, through the office of the Restoration Directorate in collaboration with the Department for Local Government.
The restoration works at these nine historical locations will be carried out over a period of 18 months.
“Through its implementation, the scheme is providing meaningful assistance with regard to the safeguarding of our local heritage to different localities. Historical sites and monuments form an integral part in the shaping of our identity as a country, and it is through such initiatives that we can preserve historical locations for future generations to come,” said Minister for Culture Owen Bonnici.
So far, 19 restoration projects have been undertaken in 19 different localities under this scheme.
The value of the individual projects executed under the scheme varies between €25,000 to €60,000, depending on the scale of the monument/building and the nature of the restoration interventions involved.