The Malta Chamber of Commerce said that it believes that the ethical standards and quality of the construction industry need to be raised immediately and brought in line with those of other developed countries.
Reacting to the recently established construction agency, the Chamber commented that this is the first step in raising quality standards and upholding ethical operations in the industry, in a statement on Thursday.
Early this year, excavation and demolition works were halted by the Government after residential buildings adjacent to construction sites collapsed. The regulations were subsequently changed.
Kamra tal-Periti has already described the newly established agency as a precursor to the Building and Construction Authority.
In its statement the Chamber of Commerce said that it has been vociferous about the need to overhaul the industry and the establishment of an authority that would be tasked with tangibly raising the standards of the industry.
The Chamber stated that it advocates a high quality economy where mediocrity and sub-standards become a thing of the past.