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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)
FREE OF CHARGE FOR MDA MEMBERS

The conference will be addressed in Maltese.

 

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The citizen has given up trying to approach Mepa – developers

The Malta Developers Association (MDA) is surprised to note that MEPA Chairman, Austin Walker, has claimed that there is an increased efficiency in the processing of development permits by the state agency he heads.

He has arrived at this conclusion by ignoring the fact that the number of development applications submitted to MEPA this year is only a fraction of the number in previous years and that, moreover, MEPA’s making requests from applicants at pre-submission stage has simply shifted the time for the collection of this information to this stage when applications are still not registered and not considered as submitted by MEPA.

He has also ignored that the current economic climate in the property market has led to a large decrease in applications for substantial developments. The situation has deteriorated so much that, unfortunately, the citizen has given up trying to approach MEPA.

MDA acknowledges that in its regular meetings with Mr Walker and MEPA officials, MEPA has shown that it is ready to consider revising certain procedures to improve its efficiency but regrets that it then drags its feet before putting these changes into practice.

Moreover the decision that Government is being invoiced by MEPA for services it provides is an admission of the total failure of the MEPA reform that was heralded with the announcement that MEPA was going to be self-sufficient and would no longer need a government subvention.

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