Parliament approved Infrastructure Malta bill

With 36 votes in favour and 26 votes against, the parliament approved the third and final reading of the bill to approve the creation of the Infrastructure Malta agency that will be given the responsibility of carrying out the mandate of the Labour Party to build all roads costing over € 700 million.

The vote was taken after a division was requested by the opposition at the end of the last hearing before the parliament adjourned for the summer recess.

In a statement, the Minister for Transport Ian Borg said that with the parliamentary approval, Infrastructure Malta was given a lawful foundation to establish the agency in the next few weeks and take control of the residential streets and rural areas that currently fall under the local council’s responsibility.

Among the main infrastructure Malta operations there will be: the continuation of the large capital projects that have either already started in the previous months, or that will begin soon on the arterial roads, including projects like the Flyovers in Aldo Moro street between Marsa and Paola, the tunnels under the roundabout of Santa Lucia, the widening and rebuilding of the Marsa-Ħamrun bypass and the Central Link Project in the areas of Mrieħel, Balzan and Attard.