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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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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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