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Flimkien għal Ambjent Aħjar says Maltese heritage is not protected



Flimkien Ghal Ambjent Ahjar on Saturday accused the Cultural Heritage Inspectorate of failing to do its job of safeguarding Malta’s heritage.

Speaking to Ta’ Xbiex, activist Astrid Vella said oversight was inconsistent and rapidly becoming an extension of planning authorities.

She used to be “strict but fair,” but that seems to have changed in recent months, she said.

“People who care about heritage are getting sidelined at SCH,” she said.

Vera said the superintendent’s position on the controversial project has left many “speechless”. I mentioned the idea of ​​having a cafeteria on the roof of the library, a project on the 18th.th Century House in the heart of Sliema and more.

The latest scandal is an application filed by Transport Malta to build a restaurant and offices on the promenade between Ta’ Xbiex and Sliema. This area is part of the green lung in the dense zone. Given the office space available nearby, the agency should not have been given land for development.

If built, the structure could block the view of Valletta and jeopardize the capital’s World Heritage status, she said.Vella added that UNESCO representatives were already following the progress. rice field.

“We are in contact with UNESCO itself. All this is very worrying and things seem to be going from bad to worse.

“The last thing we want is to lose World Heritage status… other parts of the world have had their status revoked. Will Valletta be next?” Bella asked.



https://www.independent.com.mt/articles/2022-09-03/local-news/Flimkien-ghal-Ambjent-Ahjar-says-Malta-s-heritage-not-being-protected-6736245641 Flimkien għal Ambjent Aħjar says Maltese heritage is not protected

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