Prime Minister Joseph Muscat announced today that the government will be investing €4.2 million towards a new waterpolo pitch in Marsascala.
Muscat said that this was an investment in the Marsascala community and a way of compensating them for the amount of industrial works which have taken place in recent years.
According to the Parliamentary Secretary for Sports, Clifton Grima, said that the project is estimated to be completed by 2020.
The project is understood to be part of a number of social and economic investment to the area following years of neglect to Marsascala’s development.
This investment also covers the construction of an additional campus for the American University of Malta in Zonqor point as well as relocation of the Sant’ Antnin waste treatment facility, the Prime Minister said.
Grima also explained that the government was due to announce a new national sport strategy based on education and new investment in infrastructure for Maltese athletes.
Along with announcing the investment in a new waterpolo pitch, the Prime Minister also explained that the government would also be investing €2.5 million in a new 6,000 sq.m football complex.
The complex had originally been announced in 2016.
According to the Parliamentary Secretary, the complex had been approved of by the global football governing body FIFA as well as by the Marsascala football team. Grima added that the new complex would come with new dressing rooms, offices, conference room and restaurant.
PA receives plans for new outpatients block at Mater Dei
The Planning Authority had received a concept design for a new Outpatients block at Mater Dei hospital.
The project is estimated to cost €170 million and would be constructed within the space of four years.
It is understood that the project will encompass 16,550 square metre development, along with a 661-vehicle car park.
Medical consultancy rooms will form part of the development and sync up with clinical services not currently provided at the Outpatients building.