Heritage & tourism projects inaugurated for Munxar & Xlendi
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The Minister for Gozo, Giovanna Debono said today that “Munxar together with the hamlet of Xlendi have benefited from an allocation of more than € 210,000 for various projects carried out under the eco-Gozo Action Plan (2010 -2012.
The Minister was carrying out the inauguration of the project ‘Valorising Heritage to improve the Gozo Tourism Product.’ which was organised by Inhobbu l-Munxar u x-Xlendi and undertaken with financial assistance from the Ministry for Gozo through the eco-Gozo Scheme for Gozitan NGOs.
This project included the publication of 5,000 copies of a booklet, with photos and information about Munxar and Xlendi, enabling it to be used as a guide during walks in the rural areas of this location. 3000 copies were also produced of a documentary on DVD on the cultural heritage of Munxar and Xlendi,. It is intended that this documentary is also available on a new website which will be launched soon.
25 information panel have been installed in specific areas of importance in Munxar and Xlendi, as well as two interactive kiosks that provide information for tourists visiting these areas. An marketing campaign on the areas was played on national TV for ten weeks.
The Gozo Minister said that the projects carried out will further enhance the experience of all those who visit these areas on the island of Gozo. She said that “this is only one of a number of projects carried out by NGOs, the Local Council and the Xlendi Administrative Committee.