National Conference : Analysis of the Property & Construction Industry

Tuesday, November 14th, 2017

National Conference : Analysis of the Property & Construction Industry

Thursday 30th November 2017
Grand Hotel Excelsior, Valletta
Registration at 8.15am.
Lunch will be served at the end of the conference at 12.30pm.

The recent KPMG Property & Construction Industry Study commissioned by the Malta Developers Association will be published and discussed during the conference. A copy of the document will be given to all participants.

Hon. Ian Borg, Hon. Chris Agius and Hon. Edward Scicluna will also be addressing the conference.

Conference fee : Eur70
(includes coffee breaks & lunch)

The conference will be addressed in Maltese.



MDA condemns brutal murder of Daphne Caruana Galizia

Monday, October 16th, 2017

The Malta Developers Association condemns without any reservations the hideous murder of blogger Daphne Caruana Galizia.

MDA steadfastly believes that Malta is a democratic and civil country where freedom of expression is paramount and disagreements are part of normal life.

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Dumping is no way to get permits

This is the full text of a letter sent to The Malta Independent by MDA Secretary General Michael Stivala on 16 December, 2014:

The Malta Developers Association (MDA) refers to the interview of Professor Alan Deidun published in The Malta Independent (December16), particularly to the introductory part in which Prof. Deidun is reported to have alleged that “Developers are dumping in green areas to degrade the area and help facilitate the issuing of permits.”

While it could well be that in the past there was the odd rogue trader who might have thought that degrading land is a path to obtaining building permits, the MDA vehemently rebuts the generalisation implicit in the statement that condemns all developers for doing something that they are certainly not doing today.

Developers today are quite conscious that illegal dumping of material is subject to legal action and hefty fines. They also know that whether a piece of land is developable or not depends on its status according to the relevant Local Plan and not on whether it has been degraded by dumping. In 2014 all developers know that illicit dumping of debris is no way to get a building permit.

Professor Deidun’s assertion is a capricious generalisation that unjustly accuses all developers indiscriminately and is not backed up by facts. Can he, for example, list the cases of areas that could not be developed becoming developable in the last ten years, as a result of degradation by dumping?

The MDA is astonished that in order to arrive at his obviously biased conclusion, Prof. Deidun completely ignored established scientific methods that a scientist is expected to follow before determining real facts.


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