Ghar Gerduf saved as Government expropriates surrounding land
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Ghar Gerduf, the Roman Catacombs in Kercem, Gozo, and the surrounding pieces of land, have been expropriated by the Government for conservation purposes. The total cost of acquiring the four pieces of land was €405,500.
Wirt Ghawdex, in a post on its facebook page has welcomed the news and said that the details were published in the Government Gazette of the 29th of January. Ghar Gerduf is a Grade A scheduled site of archaeological and historic importance.
It noted that the Ministry for Gozo “is already working on plans to rehabilitate this historic site and we look forward to seeing it become a restored and protected public place.”
Wirt Ghawdex went on to thank the Ministry for Gozo, various NGO’s, Media and the general public “who supported our efforts to save this unique Gozitan site from being developed and obliterated.”
Photographs Wirt Ghawdex