A scheme of €2 million for the restoration of balconies situated in the southern part of Valletta has been launched. Parliamentary Secretary Chris Agius and Aaron Farrugia said that the scheme has been financed by EU funds (80%) and the Planning Authority (20%).

Residents of the zone will be able to apply so that building facades are given a new appearance through the restoration of a number of balconies in a dilapidated state, while those not constructed of traditional materials will be replaced with traditional wooden balconies.

Chris Agius urged residents to take advantage of this scheme which is planned to cover up to €8,000 of eligible costs for each restored balcony.

Aaron Farrugia explained that the scheme has the aim of developing work addressing the specific needs of communities living in the southern part of the port region.

The scheme will be open for 3 months until Friday 31st January 2019, and works need to be completed by 30th September 2019.