Press Release – 3rd March 2006. We witness the beginning of the end of the Rosia Water Tanks

March 3, 2006 at 11:40 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment
It is a sad day today, as we witness the beginning of the end of the Rosia Water Tanks
It is a sad day today, as we witness the beginning of the end of the Rosia Water Tanks

It is a sad day today, as we witness the beginning of the end of the Rosia Water Tanks

Press Release – 3rd March 2006

The beginning of the end for the Rosia Water Tanks

The Hon Peter Caruana QC, Chief Minister and his Government will go down in the history of Gibraltar as having sanctioned the unnecessary destruction of part of one of Gibraltar’s most historic sites.  All appeals from the 3 MEPs for Gibraltar; International, United Kingdom and Gibraltar heritage organisations; eminent local and international conservationists and historians and many local voices have been completely ignored.

This is a Government that does not want to listen to anyone that is even mildly critical of the decisions that it makes, even when, in this particular instance, it has known all along that the most logical and reasonable solution has always been to save the Water Tanks and move this project to another site.

OEM International Limited with the support of the Gibraltar Government has now commenced the destruction of the Water Tanks themselves.  In doing so they have compromised the integrity of the Rosia Victualling Yard and Mole, a unique world heritage site

The Chief Minister has even ignored an appeal from ICOMOS-UK, the organisation that is involved in progressing a UNESCO World Heritage application for the United Kingdom, part of which includes, what it describes as “fortress Gibraltar.”

In view of this where will this leave fortress Gibraltar’s application to be considered a UNESCO World Heritage Site?

SOUTH DISTRICT ASSOCIATION

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