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21/04/2021

PRESS RELEASE BY THE MINISTRY FOR TRANSPORT, INFRASTRUCTURE AND CAPITAL PROJECTS AND THE MINISTRY FOR TOURISM AND CONSUMER PROTECTION: Mellieħa Square Regeneration project launched with an investment of €1.8 million




Ministers Ian Borg and Clayton Bartolo visited the locality of Mellieħa where they announced the investment of €1.8 million for the regeneration project of Misraħ il-Parroċċa, the main square of Mellieħa. The work will be carried out in collaboration between Infrastructure Malta together with the Ministry for Tourism and Consumer Protection.

Minister for Transport, Infrastructure and Capital Projects Ian Borg said that this is another project that will continue to consolidate and show the vision of a government that works so that our country continues to develop its infrastructure of the highest level, for a better quality of life.

“Through this investment we will give a better quality of life to the community of Mellieħa, especially to those who make use of this square, through work for greater accessibility and an aesthetically pleasing appearance. But not only that, we aware of the fact that such squares are the heart of each and every community where many activities are carried out and which connect more people together such as when the festas are held and through such projects we will continue to offer both a better and more accessible environment so that these activities are carried out in the safest way possible”, said Minister Ian Borg.

In his remarks, Minister for Tourism and Consumer Protection Clayton Bartolo outlined that the biggest change of the Mellieħa Square Regeneration Project will be the removal of existing tarmac and the installment of new paving that will signficantly increase the cultural and social value of Mellieħa. 

“Through this project we will connect the Parish Church and the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Mellieħa together with other attractions such as Our Lady of the Cave and the shelter of the Second World War as a single tourist hub in the heart of the locality. This investment in infrastructure is important as it goes hand in hand with our vision of attracting a new tourism niche to our country, that of faith tourism,” continued Minister Clayton Bartolo.

Finally, Minister Clayton Bartolo noted that this project will continue to increase the value of Malta’s tourism product in the north of the country.

The process for tenders is currently underway.

Infrastructure Malta also carried out other works in the Mellieħa area, including the reconstruction of part of Triq il-Mellieħa, which connects Manikata with Mellieħa, as well as the reconstruction of the the last phase of Triq il-Marfa, the main road to Għadira Bay.