The Malta Independent 17 June 2024, Monday
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MTA renovates St Paul's Bay promenade along area known as Tal-Għażżelin

Saturday, 29 July 2017, 10:04 Last update: about 8 years ago

A newly renovated promenade along the area known as Tal-Għażżelin in St Paul's Bay translates into more open spaces available for tourists and residents alike, the Malta Tourism Authority has said.

"The area lends itself to the enjoyment of natural scenes, whilst leading up to the Wignacourt Tower, an imposing structure that dates back to 1610."

Major works on the promenade were carried out initially in 2010. "However, with the passing of time, the material used in its making were in dire need of restoration. Various elements contributed towards its degradation, including exposure to sunlight and sea spray and the presence of other elements that caused constant erosion, such as pigeons."

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The Malta Tourism Authority (MTA) intervened in renewing all 800m of the promenade. "A particular stumbling block was encountered however, as the type of material used in the initial project has since changed in nature and the manufacturer was not able to match the original specifications. A new type of material had to be sourced and used in the area's facelift. One may also find a number of benches along the area."

Tha MTA will issue a public tender at a later date, in order to ensure that the promenade is further embellished so as to be enjoyed by those frequenting the area. 

MTA's Chief Executive Officer, Mr Paul Bugeja, said how the MTA regards such projects as a way of strengthening the Maltese tourism product. 


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