A fortune is to be spent on the restoration and rehabilitation of Malta's most important fortifications to make them an integral part of the country's cultural product, Resources Minister George Pullicino told a conference this morning. Priority is being given to the lines of fortifications in Valletta, Vittoriosa, Mdina and the Cittadella in Gozo. (See video).

Mr Pullicino emphasised the need for a permanent exhibition on the country's fortifications and said that the government was committed to finding a site where to host such an exhibition. He said the exhibition would ensure better awareness and appreciation of the country's immense heritage.

The conference grouped all those involved in the preservation of the historic fortifications including contractors who will be carrying out the rehabilitation works.

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