Siggiewi housing project to include a child-care centre and a day-centre for the elderly
Works being carried out on 84 apartments as part of a social housing project in Siggiewi are expected to be completed by the end of next year and according to the Housing Authority are six weeks ahead of schedule.
The complex which covers an area of 2750 square metres will contain 100 underground parking spaces, a childcare centre, a day care centre for the elderly as well as an electricity sub-station.
Siġġiewi is one of the sixteen sites where works are taking place to build 687 social housing apartments with a total investment of €58 million. The work is being carried out by Malta Investments together with the Government with Projects Malta facilitating the administrative process including its design and architecture.
Parliamentary Secretary Rodrick Galdes told TVM that work in Siggiewi was in an advanced stage and that it would be special because it contained new concepts and ideas such as a child care centre. He said that among the other 16 housing sites, Birkirkara, Cospicua and Żurrieq were also moving along nicely. He said that the apartments would eventually be leased to people who were currently on the Housing Authority’s waiting lists.
“We recently started works on a building in Qrendi as well, while excavation of 16 sites, which includes Cospicua, is complete. We intend to get rid of the waiting list of people waiting for social housing which has been there for decades.”
Minister Konrad Mizzi, who is responsible for Projects Malta, said that the Government has a clear vision where people’s standard of living is concerned.
These projects are part of the scheme to increase the number of social housing units by 31%, or 1,700 apartments.