Fort St Angelo is separated
from Birgu by a moat or wet-ditch, called Menqa in Maltese,
which is unique in the Island's system of fortifications.
The moat was already in existence when the Order of St John
took up residence in Malta in 1530.
The Menqa area is envisaged to become a focus activity area
along the waterfront. With an impulse of new residential accommodation,
the Menqa will also be the hub for commercial activity.
It will help create an active evening environment through
the provision of cafés and restaurants in the area.
8 commercial outlets with a total shop area of circa 960 sq.ms.
are being marketed at present.