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MDA insists its Budget proposals as agreed before general election

Saturday, September 16th, 2017

The Malta Developers Association presented a substantial document with concrete proposals for Budget 2018, some of which can be implemented immediately.

MDA President Sandro Chetcuti, who headed a delegation of Council members, augured that the Prime Minister and his Government would continue to achieve further progress and success in its endeavours to take the country to the next level. He praised Government’s initiatives that have truly brought the best of times in terms of employment and a booming economy.

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Both PN leadership contenders request meeting with MDA

Sunday, September 10th, 2017

The two Nationalist Party leadership contenders, Dr Adrian Delia and Dr Chris Said, held separate meetings with the Malta Developers Association Council. The meetings, held at the request of the two candidates, turned out to be two long, fruitful discussions.

Both Dr Delia and Dr Said acknowledged the good work of the MDA and its highly valid contribution to the country.

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MDA on MEPA demerger

The Malta Developers Association notes the controversy that has arisen on Government plans to remove the responsibility for safeguarding the environment from MEPA.

Although this new system can lead to fresh difficulties for those applying for a building permit, the MDA agrees with this proposal because in fact the environment will be stronger and on an equal footing with the Planning Authority and not subservient to it. So much so, that the Environment Authority will have the right to appeal decisions of the Planning Authority – something that is impossible today when the Environment is subservient to Planning.

Despite all this, the MDA disagrees that the Building Regulations Office should form part of the Planning Authority since it feels that this should remain a separate authority from that which issues permits.

Above all, the MDA notes that, even without the responsibility for the environment, there are going to be two members on the Board of the Planning Authority who are environmentalists while the MDA will continue to be denied representation on this board – a situation that the MDA feels is unjust in its regard.

 

L-MDA dwar id-demerger tal-MEPA

 

Il-Malta Developers Association (MDA) tinnota l-kontroversja li nqalgħet dwar il-pjani tal-Gvern li titneħħa r-responsabbilità ghall-harsien tal-ambjent minn taħt il-MEPA.

Minkejja li din is-sistema l-ġdida tista’ twassal għal diffikoltajiet ġodda għal min japplika għal permessi tal-bini, l-MDA taqbel ma’ din il-proposta għaliex fil-fatt l-ambjent se jkun aktar b’sahhtu u fuq l-istess binarju tall-Awtorità tal-Ippjanar u mhux parti sottomessa għaliha.

Tant illi l-Awtorità tal-Ambjent se jkollha d-dritt tappella kontra deciżjoni tal-Awtorità tal-Ippjanar – ħaġa li hi impossibbli illum meta l-Ambjent hu sottomess għall-Ippjanar.

Madankollu l-MDA ma taqbilx li l-Building Regulations Office issir parti mill-Awtorità tal-Ippjanar u tħoss li dan għandu jibqa’ awtorità separata minn dik li toħroġ il-permessi.

Fuq kollox l-MDA tinnota li, anki mingħajr ir-responsabbilità għall-ambjent, se jkun hemm żewġ membri tal-Board tal-Awtorità tal-Ippjanar li jkunu ambjentalisti filwaqt li l-MDA se tibqa’ tiġi mċaħħda minn rappreżentanza fuq dan il-bord – sitwazzjoni li l-MDA tħoss li hi inġusta magħha.

 

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