VALLETTA, Sept. 25 (Xinhua) -- Malta has completed a number of maintenance works over the summer holidays to improve the infrastructure and facilities of Maltese schools, Maltese Minister for Education and Employment Evarist Bartolo said on Tuesday.
Addressing a press conference, Bartolo said the 15 million euros (20 million U.S. dollars) school maintenance program would continue during the winter months.
Such maintenance provided a lifeline for schools, educators and children as it improved the day-to-day working environment leading to better results, he added.
Maltese Minister for Transport and Infrastructure Joe Mizzi also said that education was a priority and that investment would continue to be maintained in this area in order to address the infrastructural needs of schools.
In other school maintenance projects in a secondary school in Malta, nearly 500,000 euros was spent on the construction of boundary walls, removal of wooden apertures, synthetic rubber flooring and plastering works.