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You may now enjoy the Grand Harbour’s scenery from Dar il-Mediterran roof

From today onwards, one of the best scenery of the Grand Harbour may be enjoyed from the rooftop of the Mediterranean Conference Centre in Valletta. This follows the inauguration during the weekend of this €2.5 million project.

The Dar il-Mediterran ghall-Konferenzi’ roof project, with a space of 1,300 square metres, is part of a wider project that includes a virtual museum which was launched a few weeks ago, the installation of air conditioning and new technology in the conferences sector at the Dar il-Mediterran building.

Dar il-Mediterran chief executive, Pierre Fenech, said that this is an important project for the tourism industry, particularly in the field of events and conferences.

Parliamentary Secretary for European Funds, Stefan Zrinzo Azzopardi, said that half of the project’s cost was paid from European funds. He said the project aims at preserving the country’s historic heritage and to strengthen the Maltese touristic product.

During the project’s inauguration, Tourism Minister Julia Farrugia Portelli said the project will improve the touristic product and offers a different platform for international conferences held in Malta. She said UNESCO described the project as ‘best practice, even for the way it balanced restoration with the modernisation aspect of the building.

Last year, some 167,000 persons visited Dar il-Mediterran, 15,000 of them to attend conferences.

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