Fearne and Abela should halt Central Link works – PN

Tista' taqra bil- Malti.

Prime Ministerial hopefuls Chris Fearne and Robert Abela should halt ongoing work on the Central Link Project which is subject to a pending appeal, Partit Nazzjonalista said in a statement.

In a statement signed by Opposition spokesperson for the environment Jason Azzopardi, Partit Nazzjonalista deputy leader and spokesperson for water management David Agius, Opposition spokesperson for infrastructure Toni Bezzina, Opposition spokesperson on planning Marthese Portelli and Opposition spokesperson for farming Edwin Vassallo, the party said that the government announced the commencement of works despite a pending appeal filed before the courts. The party explained that residents and farmers have appealed the development permit decision. The appeal has not been decided yet however, works have already commenced. Partit Nazzjonalista highlighted that farmers will lose agricultural land.

Leadership hopefuls Fearne and Abela are no different from the previous leadership if they fail to denounce the ongoing works, Partit Nazzjonalista said.

Partit Nazzjonalista said that the government had initiated a number of projects which lacked the necessary permits. It added that the government has failed to invest in an alternative system of mass transport.