On 6th August 2009, the Parliamentary Secretary for Revenue and Lands, the Hon Jason Azzopardi, devolved the watchtower at Xlendi jointly to Din l-Art Helwa and the Local Council of Munxar, Gozo. The Parliamentary Secretary for Public Consultation and Information, the Hon Chris Said, was also present for the signing.


This important historic site will now be restored by the two entities. The Tower is located at the entrance to Xlendi Bay in Gozo. It is the oldest coastal tower still extant in Gozo, built in 1650 by Grand Master Lascaris, and has a unique terrace overlooking the sea.