Energy Minister and Sicilian President eye to eye on gas pipeline

DOI - Pierre Sammut

“We want to work together with the Sicilian authorities,” said Energy Minister Joe Mizzi to the President of Sicily Sabastiano Musumeci, who is in Malta to discuss the gas pipeline project between Malta and Sicily.

Mizzi insisted that this cooperation is necessary “to ensure that the project has a high level of acceptability in Sicily, and that it is undertaken in such a way which respects the natural and marine environment of the Gela region”.

In a statement, the Energy Ministry said that Musumeci had meetings with it regarding the pipeline. According to the Ministry, from its initial stages the project was always done in consultation with all concerned stakeholders. Minister Joe Mizzi assured Musumeci that the process would continue, and that there will be further meetings in Sicily in the coming months.