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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)
FREE OF CHARGE FOR MDA MEMBERS

The conference will be addressed in Maltese.

 

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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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MDA says Mepa permit renewal is not what they requested

The Malta Developers Association (MDA) has said the government’s and Mepa’s decision to automatically renew development permits issued after August 2006 was not what it had initially requested.

They said although this decision would help several developers who were in doubt as to whether their permits were going to be renewed, there was a difference between it and the MDA’s requests.

“The MDA’s request originated because of a particular situation: a number of developers possessed building permits when the commencement of works was contraindicated in the prevalent negative climate of the property market,” they said.

This meant these developers would have ended up starting works simply to avoid the risk of their permits not being renewed.

“The certainty that these permits would be renewed would avoid commencement of works on developments for which developers did not have the necessary resources and good prospects for sale. As a result, it was probable that these developments would not be completed, with the resulting negative impact on the area in which they are situated, as well as being a waste of the country’s resources,” they said.

With this in mind, MDA said it asked for a one-time concession on permits issued in the past five years, for development on which works had not yet commenced, to be automatically renewed.

“The announced decision does not fulfil all the objectives for which the MDA had made its request because of substantial differences between the MDA proposal and the authorities’ decision that, it must be said, was made without any consultation with us,” they said.

“Among these differences, one would point out that the MDA had clearly excluded permits for sites outside the limits of development, known as ODZ, from the concession for automatic renewals.”

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