Effort needed to save other vulnerable landmarks in Gozo – Wirt Ghawdex
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Wirt Ghawdex said today that a lot has been said, and will be said in the near future, about Gozo’s loss of one of its main landmarks, the Azure Window. “Nature gave us this beautiful site and nature took it away. Talk of rebuilding it or of somehow replacing it is just non-productive discussion,” the NGO said.
It added that, “what this event should promote is a concerted effort to start looking after many other vulnerable landmarks on the island. Ones that need immediate attention include the ta’ Gordan Lighthouse, the Aqueducts, Calypso Cave and Ghar Gerduf (the only Christian catacombs in Gozo).”
Wirt Ghawdex continued by saying that it constantly lobbies for the protection and rehabilitation of these and other sites with local Government. “While the authorities are very receptive, many times it simply comes down to the lack of necessary funding provided by Central Government.”
The NGO concluded by saying that it appealed again to the authorities to be “pro-active about these efforts and not wait for the next `collapse’ and to give a priority to funding these important projects.”