With an investment of over €306,000, the renovation works on the Sant’Agata Tower, also known as the Red Tower, in Mellieħa, have reached the final phase.
This was announced by the Minister for Tourism Julia Farrugia Portelli during an on-site visit. The project is being carried out in collaboration with non-governmental organisation Din l-Art Ħelwa, and is funded by European Union funds and co-financed by the Malta Tourism Authority.
Also present were Parliamentary Secretary for European Funds Stefan Zrinzo Azzopardi, Chairman of the Malta Tourism Authority Dr Gavin Gulia, architect Kevin Fsadni and Maria Grazia Cassar on behalf of Din l-Art Ħelwa, as well as other members of the NGO and of the Mellieħa Local Council.
The project, known as The Northern Coastal Watch, also includes two other towers, one in Comino and the other in Dwejra, Gozo, with a total investment of around one million Euro.
External works on the Sant’Agata Tower include those on its façade to conserve its red colour for which the tower is well-known. Works were also carried out on the tower itself, including the installation of new lights and slabs.