New scheme reducing construction impact on public and environment gets go-ahead

Minister for Tourism Konrad Mizzi, Minister for Transport, Infrastructure and Capital Projects Ian Borg, and Parliamentary Secretary for Planning and the Property Market Chris Agius address a press conference about the Considerate Construction Scheme - Bisazza Street, Sliema - 20-5-19 DOI/Kevin Abela

A new scheme aimed at improving practices in the construction industry has been launched by Ministers today.

The Considerate Construction Scheme, which is understood to be copied from the English code of conduct, is aimed at improving the environment for the workers on site, the environment and the quality of life for the public.

The new scheme was signed under a Memorandum of Understanding between the Ministries for Transport, Infrastructure and Capital Projects and of Tourism, in conjunction with a variety of different authorities including the Building Industry Consultative Council (BICC), the Malta Tourism Authority (MTA) and the Malta Developers Association (MDA).

Five main objectives have been drawn up along with over a dozen new roles which include a number of crucial actors including the Kamra tal-Periti, the Chamber of Commerce and the GRTU.

Minister Borg explained that the new scheme was aimed at reducing the impact and inconvenience of development on local residents and businesses.