The completion of the restoration on three statues in Qrendi with a history dating back almost 400 years marks the start of a project which will see Qrendi form part of a new religious tourism route.
The restoration work was done by the Malta Tourism Authority. The project was recently launched by the Ministry of Tourism.
During a press conference, Minister for Tourism Julia Farrugia Portelli said that Qrendi is visited by over 200,000 tourists every year due to the historical heritage it offers through the temples of Ħaġar Qim and Mnajdra. She explained that with this pilot project a village like Qrendi, which is rich in history, tradition and religion, will be able to offer a better tourist product to those who visit it.
The minister thanked the Qrendi Local Council for their contribution to this project as well as the Parish Administrator Rev Fr. Mario Said and the two musical societies in the village.
Also present at the press conference, which was held in Qrendi itself, were Malta Tourism Authority Director of Product Development Kevin Fsadni and Mayor of Qrendi David Schembri.