Abandoned Valletta building restored to provide social accommodation for 20 families

After extensive restoration, an abandoned building in Valletta that dates back to the time of the Knights, has been transformed to house over 20 families that are in need of social accommodation.

During a media conference the Parliamentary Secretary Responsible for EU Funds, Stefan Zrinzo Azzopardi, said this investment is part of a wide project to regenerate the lower parts of Valletta.

The Minister for Social Accommodation, Roderick Galdes, said the restoration will stand as a monument to the Government’s work in the social sector. He said that such dilapidated buildings will be put to alternative use, including that of social accommodation.

The Minister for Transport, the Infrastructure and Capital Projects, Ian Borg, praised the work of workers involved and the Corporation for the Regeneration of the Grand Harbour who worked hard to refurbish the historic building to start a new life.