The Valletta Local Council would like to express its delight at the launching of the new project. A project which will give back the City its dignity and will prepare it for the coming future. It will heal the open wound of the Royal opera house once and for all, whilst striking a balance between the various stakeholders. The designs will also add a new jewel to Valletta, after the Caravaggio masterpiece, the city can boast to have a Piano architecture thus placing Valletta on the international architectural map. The project itself will offer visitors a striking architectural masterpiece which will welcome them in to the city. This heavy investment is especially welcomed in the light of the forthcoming events; 2015 when Malta will celebrate 450 years since the great siege, 2016 when Valletta will celebrate its 450 years since its foundation, 2017 when Malta will host the EU presidency and 2018 when we hope Valletta will be chosen to become the European Capital of Culture. It is also in line with the vision of the Valletta Local Council; that of being a city which respects its past whilst looking towards the future as a modern European Capital.
Dr. Alexiei Dingli
Mayor of Valletta