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Works underway on Pietà square and Valletta Franciscan convent

Works underway on Pietà square and Valletta Franciscan convent
Planning Authority funds works on the Madonna ta’ Fatima square in Pietà and the Franciscan Convent of St Mary of Jesus in Valletta

News National Works underway on Pietà square and Valletta Franciscan convent Planning Authority funds works on the Madonna ta’ Fatima square in Pietà and the Franciscan Convent of St Mary of Jesus in Valletta Works on Madonna ta’ Fatima square in Pietà’ and the Franciscan Convent of St Mary of Jesus in Valletta are underway with financial support from the Planning Authority (PA).Environment and planning minister Aaron Farrugia said the works on the Pietá square received €220,000 in financial support from the PA, adding that the project would strengthen the urban environment for the benefit of the community."Through various initiatives, we are creating and encouraging more recreation and a healthier urban environment.For these projects, the Development Planning Fund is being tapped into to embellish the urban environment while incorporating more sustainable elements in its planning, as well as to restore our cultural heritage,” Farrugia said.

Architect Vincent Cassar, Chairperson of the Development Planning Fund, said “the support we are giving to the structural and renovation works being carried as part of  these projects, will benefit the Maltese community and residents.The Valletta convent dates back to the 16th century, when the Franciscan Friars Minor were given a piece of land in the area of ​​Porta del Monte (now Victoria Gate) to build a church and convent.

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