The construction sector has to stop passing the buck – Muscat

first_img <a href=’http://revive.newsbook.com.mt/www/delivery/ck.php?n=ab2c8853&amp;cb={random}’ target=’_blank’><img src=’https://revive.newsbook.com.mt/www/delivery/avw.php?zoneid=97&amp;cb={random}&amp;n=ab2c8853&amp;ct0={clickurl_enc}’ border=’0′ alt=” /></a> PLPL Prime Minister and Partit Laburista (PL) leader Joseph Muscat said that the processes that are already taking place and the procedures that will be set up for the construction sector have the aim to stop the various stakeholders in the industry from “passing the buck”.Joseph Muscat was being interviewed on the PL’s radio station on Sunday where he also stated that even though Malta already has a set of good laws related to the construction sector, there are individuals that will continue to break the law and try to find a way to do what they want.He also remarked that all those present at the meeting that announced the temporary suspension of demolition and excavation works have agreed with the decision. Muscat added that formal change of procedures will be published shortly.These measures will not allow for any laws to be breached. He further explained that warrants are given to responsible persons to oversee that works are done properly in a safe environment as the government cannot stand at every corner monitoring sites.He expanded that the government will be proposing that either a site manager or an architect should be present when crucial decisions are taken and that a log book documents all the actions taken. Another proposal will include necessary qualifications for site managers, amongst others.The Summit showcased Malta Touching on the Southern EU Countries Summit, Muscat said that the summit showcased what the country has to offer. He also explained that he had a bilateral meeting with French President Emmanuel Macron. He added that Malta does not have enemies within the EU however there will always be states that favour one country to another.“Malta Air will strengthen the tourism sector”When asked about the launch of Malta Air (a Ryanair company) , and the concerns that many have over the faith of the national airline (AirMalta), Muscat replied that the two companies have to complement each other. He remarked that Ryanair is already holding a strong position in Malta with six aircrafts which will shortly be increased to 10. He also elaborated that a further 50 aircrafts will be added to the Maltese register with an investment of about a billion euros and that the government holds a golden share within Malta Air which notwithstanding its small nominal value allows the Maltese government to veto decisions taken by the company.WhatsApp SharePrintlast_img read more