The Mġarr Port Marina project has reached an advanced stage. The €6 million project which is co-financed by the European Fund for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries and the Ministry for Gozo, will see four new pontoons will be installed. The project is expected to be ready by the beginning of next year.
The project will also improve the accessibility and safety of the port while adding new facilities for the removal and separation of fishing-generated waste. The project will improve the aesthetic quality of the place as well as help local fishermen.
Both Infrastructure Minister Ian Borg and Minister for Gozo Clint Camilleri have visited the project on Thursday.
The works are being implemented by Infrastructure Malta.
In a statement Minister Borg underlined that the government is committed to provide better infrastructure. He explained that it was the government’s aim to improve the standard of living in Malta as well as strengthen the touristic product.
“Like very worker and every other economic sector, the fisherman and the fishing sector are important to us. With this and other work around the country we are ensuring better facilities for them to carry out the work from which they earn their living,” he said.
Minister Clint Camilleri said that the co-financed project will lead to the rebuilding of a slipway and quays as well as the cleaning of the port.
Minister Camilleri said that this will be complemented by the installation of a number of demountable pontoon systems to better organise the marina. He mentioned other intervention planned for this sector including the modernisation of cold stores, adding that discussions are currently underway with concerned officials to identify the most adequate equipment on the market.
Infrastructure Malta has undertaken other projects in the maritime sector. These include a new breakwater at Ponta tal Qrejten in Marsaxlokk, quays in Marsascala and St Julian’s and finished projects on quays at Mġarr ix-Xini and Santa Marija Bay in Comino.