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Infrastructure Malta has said no damage has been done to the stone blocks that for part of the Wignacourt Aqueduct at Balzan.
In a post on social media the organisation Din l-Art Ħelwa exhibited several pictures of works taking place as part of the Central Link Project and said that damages were being inflicted on the aqueduct that is about 400 years old.
It was stated that this part of the aqueduct has no arches but still forms part of the historic structure and thus requested investigations into the excavation work taking place.
In reply to a number of questions posed by tvm.com.mt, Infrastructure Malta said the pictures posted show a zone that is being cleansed and no part of the structure has incurred damages or been relocated.
It was further stated that some blocks from the aqueduct are underground and will continue to form part of the pavement. It said works in the vicinity of the aqueduct are necessary for the rebuilding of the new road on a higher level to increase security and safety and are in line with the permits issued.
Infrastructure Malta said all the works being carried out in the vicinity of historical sites are under the supervision of architects appointed by the Superintendence for Culture.