Run-down housing estates receive €92,000 makeover

Run-down housing estates receive €92,000 makeover

100 families lived in Floriana estates

Video: Chris Sant Fournier

An average of €1,000 per family was spent in renovating housing estates in Floriana, after it was found the buildings needed an infrastructural makeover.

Speaking in Triq il-Kapuċċini, Parliamentary Secretary for Housing Roderick Galdes said the buildings in Floriana required replacement of apertures, works on the drainage systems and improvements in the common areas.

The Floriana council benefitted from a grant of €32,000 from the Housing Authority and six blocks of housing estates in Triq il-Kappuccini, Triq Sant’Anna, Triq il-Miratur and Triq il-Fosos were embellished as part of the scheme.

These housing estates in Floriana required an infrastructural makeover. Photo: Google MapsThese housing estates in Floriana required an infrastructural makeover. Photo: Google Maps

In total, 100 families living in the apartments had their houses improved, Mr Galdes said. 

The government, he said, embarked on a series of projects to transform abandoned and derelict buildings into modern social housing accommodation.

Thirty-three government-owned buildings had recently been handed over to the Housing Authority for renovations.

Critics have pointed out it has taken a Labour government seven years to build any social housing projects. The Prime Minister has recently announced that the number of units planned will balloon to 1,000, thanks to funds coming from the sale of passports.

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