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Stop right now! Building demolition & excavation permits in Malta are suspended
This follows a number of disasters...

Jillian Mallia

It's no surprise that construction is booming in Malta, with a new project or block seemingly going up around every other corner. But while works do need to be done, construction sites do come with an element of risk, and following the collapse of a wall this morning, coming just a few days after the collapse of a Mellieha development last week, Prime Minister Joseph Muscat has said stop, announcing the suspension of permits related to building demolition and excavations.

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As we speak, a meeting at Castille is taking place to discuss Government’s position on the matter, as well as presenting proposals that were drawn up in the past days after various construction mishaps occurred in different localities. The meeting was arranged in the wake of another collapse just last Saturday of a three-storey apartment block in Mellieha, following another collapse in Gwardamangia a few months back.

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Locals are obviously concerned about this turn of events, and are speaking out about the tumultuous construction situation on the islands. “No amount of money will ever remedy the heartache faced by these victims,” said one Facebook user in a post related to the recent Hamrun collapse.

We've been lucky so far, so here's hoping it's all dealt with, before anyone gets hurt!

13th June 2019


Jillian Mallia
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Jillian Mallia
A book lover, writer and globetrotter who loves exploring new places and the local gems that the Maltese Islands have to offer. An avid foodie and arts fanatic, Jillian searches the island and beyond for the perfect settings to write about.

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