MDA puts forward a set of proposals ‘aimed at supporting families’

Security staff wearing protective face masks and gloves wait for visitors in Valletta
Security staff wearing protective face masks and gloves wait for visitors at the side-entrance to St. John's Co-Cathedral, after Malta imposed a 14-day quarantine on all arrivals on the island in a bid to stop the spread of coronavirus, in Valletta, Malta March 13, 2020. REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi

Tista' taqra bil- Malti.

The developers’ lobby has put forward a set of proposals aimed at supporting families during the coronavirus outbreak.

These proposals were put forward in view of the global pandemic which has caused disruptions in daily life and has already had a negative impact on the economy.

In a meeting held on Monday, the Malta Developers Association presented its proposals to the government aimed at addressing this unprecedented situation in a meeting held at the Office of the Prime Minister.

In its meeting with Prime Minister Robert Abela, the MDA insisted that the state should protect jobs and safeguard those families who found themselves in a very difficult situation. The lobby proposed an increase in the number of free units for both water and electricity bills. It explained that free units which should be given based on the number of residents in every household, should be given until the crisis.

Proposals related to layoffs were also presented to Abela. Furthermore, the MDA has once again offered its assistance to the government identify unused property on the market and make it available to be used as temporary medical facilities and other uses which may be identified to counter the coronavirus crisis.

“Our focus now is on how our country is best prepared to provide the best healthcare possible and how Maltese families can come out of this with the least suffering possible. We will do our utmost to save jobs,” the MDA said.

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