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Owners of 70 estate agency offices join MDA

Saturday, February 17th, 2018

Parliamentary Secretary for Planning and the Property Market Chris Agius today announced that he intends to finalise the White Paper on the regulation of estate agents with the Malta Developers association by the end of the first quarter of this year so that a draft Bill can be presented to Parliament.

Mr Agius was speaking during the launch of the Estate Agents Section (EAS) within the MDA, which represents the owners of 70 estate agent offices around Malta and Gozo. Since being appointed parliamentary secretary, he added that he had built a strong relationship with the MDA and was meeting the MDA board regularly to discuss how the sector can grow but also how to safeguard the environment.

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MDA offering assistance to members when applying for any type of work permit with Jobsplus

Wednesday, January 31st, 2018

Attention all MDA members.

We are pleased to announce that the MDA is offering assistance to its members when applying for any work permits with Jobsplus. This exclusive service will be offered at the offices of Malta Developers Association every Tuesday from 12.30pm to 3.00pm.

Kindly call on 2122 8184 to make an appointment.

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10% final withholding tax for quarry owners to accept construction waste from today

Government has reached an agreement with the Malta Developers Association, representing quarry owners, to grant a fiscal incentive to accept the dumping of construction waste in their quarries as from today.

Minister for Sustainable Development, the Environment and Climate Change José Herrera, making the announcement on Thursday, praised MDA President Sandro Chetcuti for his environmental credentials and for his role in helping to solve this national problem. Those quarries that accept construction waste for up to €5.50 per tonne would pay a final withholding tax of 10% on their profits, down from the current 35%.

MDA President Sandro Chetcuti said a number of quarries in the outskirts of Zurrieq, have already agreed to accept the construction waste under these new conditions.

Quarry owners quarry owners Sandro“We intend to speed up procedures for more permits to be issued so that more quarries can start accepting construction waste but this will not solve the problem permanently because we need to work with the government to find a long-term solution once the quarries are filled,” Mr Chetcuti said. He also thanked the Government and the Minister himself for taking a prompt decision within a few days.

Dr Herrera said that Government will have to come up with ambitious proposals in line with the EU’s circular economy for the construction waste to be reutilised and suggested that land reclamation may have to be considered.

7 April, 2017

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