Introduction to the Project
After having implemented and successfully completed the 1st phase of the rehabilitation and conservation project of Wied il-Mielaħ with the help of the Structural Funds for Malta 2004 - 2006, the Għarb Local Council managed once again to obtain EU funds under the Cohesion Policy for Malta 2007 – 2013, to undertake the 2nd phase of the project at Wied il-Mielaħ. With this help, 85% of the total costs of this project havel been financed from EU funds.
The 1st phase, the project was of a purely environmental nature. The Council had initiated the reconstruction of rubble walls in most urgent need, and carried out major cleaning works at the valley as part of its overall vision to valorise this important area and turn it into a recreational area for all to enjoy. During this 2nd phase, a number of activities were implemented to turn this ecological and culturally sensitive area into sustainable tourism.