PropertyMalta Foundation holds national conference

Sunday, December 3rd, 2017

Malta Developers Association (MDA) President Sandro Chetcuti, in his capacity as Chairman of the PropertyMalta Foundation, appealed to those attended the National Conference – Analysis of the Property and Construction Industry, last Thursday to come forward with ideas on how to improve the Malta property product.

“We can learn by combining our knowhow and work more professionally,” he said. Apart from taking part in its first international property fair in Cannes, France, last month, the PropertyMalta Foundation intends to launch an on-line campaign to reach different audiences. Read more »

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.



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MEPA tariff fee structure

The Malta Developers Association has reason to believe that the new MEPA tariff applicable since July was not based on the cost incurred by MEPA for the processing of development permits even though these tariffs are a charge for the processing of these applications.

Although MEPA is one institution but it has separate directorates for its planning and its environmental responsibilities but it publishes a unified account covering all of its activities, rather than split by operational function.

The MDA firmly believes that applicants for development permits should be charged for the costs actually incurred in the processing of these permits. Moreover it needs to be satisfied that processing of these permits is being done by MEPA in an efficient manner that ensures value for their money.

In the circumstances the MDA feels it is in the public interest for your esteemed Office to carry out an audit of MEPA practices to establish:

1. The real cost of processing development permit applications and how this compares with the new tariff structure.

2. The checks that should be in place to ensure that development permit processing is carried out efficiently.


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