MDA proposes contractors’ registry to mitigate inconveniences to residents

The Malta Developers Association has appealed to the Government in a statement for a building contractors’ register to be set up.  MDA President, Sandro Chetcuti, told Newsbook.com.mt that this initiative is intended to try to marshal all operators in this field towards compliance with building regulations and construction site management. He said that working hours should also be respected for better acceptance in the community. He suggested a system of points which would militate against shabby operators who often give a bad image to the industry.

The one-page appeal to the government says that the system which is similar to what’s being done internationally will ensure “that whoever undertakes contracts of a certain size will have the experience and the capability to execute the work undertaken to be completed.” If anyone is found to be in serious deficiency of “the necessary know-how of Building Regulations and … construction site management skills” they may be de-registered.

The MDA President insisted that, in the end, all the MDA wants to do is to “safeguard the general public, as I am one of them too.”