‘Disposal of construction waste in sea is possible’ – Muscat

Credit: DOI/Clodagh Farrugia O'Neill

Tista' taqra bil- Malti.

The Prime Minister warned that Government is prepared to enforce the law unless the development industry starts to abide by regulations. This includes the disposal of construction waste. However, he added that disposal of construction waste at a particular zone in the sea is still a possibility.

This was said during a meeting held in Castille, between Government and the Malta Developers’ Association (MDA). Amongst others, proposals regarding the disposal of construction waste and the rent law were discussed.

“No ecological value”

Muscat stated although disposing of construction waster is not the Government’s preferred measure, he explained that this zone was already used by the British and “has no ecological value”.

In the next budget, Government will be implementing the electoral programme through sustainable measures, explained the Prime Minister. Muscat added that maintaining Malta’s economic flow, leading to improvement in the quality of life is one of Government’s most important targets.

“Rent law needed to create a balance”

Regarding the issue of the recently proposed rent law, Muscat insisted that although he is aware that some members of the MDA were not pleased with certain measures proposed, he explained that this is necessary to create a balance to safeguard the interests of both owners and tenants.

Following the Association’s objections regarding inspections of rented properties by the Housing Authority, the Prime Minister ensured that Government has no intention of entering houses to carry out searches. He added that actions will be carried out to fight abuses.