MDA “shocked” after yet another construction blunder

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The Malta Developers Association (MDA) has declared its shock at the news that a building next to yet another construction site, this time in Ħamrun has partly collapased. From his end, the Commissioner for Environment and Planning, Perit Alan Saliba had also lodged his concerns to the Prime Minister urging action on the matter.

MDA’s reaction

In a press release, the MDA have stated that “it is obvious that excavation works are being undertaken on sites without thorough investigations on the structural situations of part walls that are adjacent to the proposed works”.

They are also saying that the structural stability of third party building cannot be taken for granted and that something needs to be done “urgently”.

The developers’ association is also urging teh government to “urgently” appoint a steering committee to draw up regulations requiring investigations on the structural stability of existing buildings and to make such mandatory.

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Tal-Pieta:

A similar incident happened earlier in the year in which a building collapsed next to a construction site.

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Mellieha:

Only a few days ago a three storey building collapsed in Mellieha. A 77 year old woman was rescued from the rubble by the CPD.

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Credit: Branko Stoilov

Minister Borg:

At the end of last month, the Infrastructure Minister Ian Borg was asked about the progress of the new building and construction industry regulator. He told Opposition MP Karol Aquilina that the progress was still ongoing.

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