Senglea regeneration project will be ready by end of year

DOI - Kevin Abela

The Grand Harbour Regeneration Corporation (GHRC) has initiated the works on the Senglea regeneration project. The works will see a €3.1 million investment. The works on the project commenced at the end of April and will be completed by end of this year.

The project will be split in two phases; the first phase will include 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.

Visiting the project on Thursday, Infrastructure Minister Ian Borg said 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 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.

The Chairman of the Kottonera Foundation Glenn Bedingfield, Parliamentary Secretary Chris Agius, Joe Mizzi and Senglea Mayor Clive Pulis were also present.