Malta Chamber calls for a reform in the Building and Construction Industry

The Malta Chamber of Commerce, Enterprise and Industry through its Built Environment Committee welcomed the Kamra tal-Periti’s recent proposals intended to reform the Building and Construction Industry.

In a statement, Benjamin Tabone Grech, Chair of the recently launched Built Environment Committee said that the industry has not gone through any substantial changes in the last 100 years. Therefore, Kamra tal-Periti’s document titled, ‘A Modern Building and Construction Regulation Framework’ has several of the ingredients necessary to strengthen the industry.

The proposals are based on 10 main principles, and they are focused on regulating the industry, enforcement by the Authorities, achieving quality within the industry and promoting health and safety. Furthermore, Kamra tal-Periti believes that the adoption of these principles would lead to a more sustainable culture.

The Malta Chamber said it understands the need for a reform in the industry and has highlighted the need for a change in its Economic Vision for Malta published earlier this year that included a list of recommendations within the industry.

The Malta Chamber has also created a thematic committee, made up of different elites within their field, dedicated to discussing the issues prevalent in the industry with the aim of fostering a resilient building industry.