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Capital infrastructure

#MaltaBudget18

Deloitte Malta presents a summary and analysis of the Malta Budget 2018 speech presented to the House of Representatives by the Hon. Prof. Edward Scicluna, Minister of Finance on 09 October 2017.

Includes policy measures to alleviate congestion and external costs

  • €700 million investment over the next seven years to improve Malta’s road network infrastructure
  • €150 million investment to build waste plant that will be used to generate energy and reduce the strain on the engineered landfills
  • Government to start discussions with the private sector to gradually introduce a scheme whereby consumers returning glass and plastic bottles are given a refund
  • New energy distribution centre at Ricasoli
  • Undertaking of environmental, technical & maritime studies for the implementation of the gas pipeline between Malta and Italy
  • Commissioning of two new solar farms on reservoir sites managed by the Water Services Corporation
  • €50 million budgeted expenditure to build 700 new social housing units
  • Investment in the Paola health centre and a new health centre in Kirkop
  • Additional wards at St. Vincent De Paule
  • Public Private Partnership to build new outpatient blocks and new underground parking at Mater Dei
  • Four new schools to be built over the coming years in Marsaskala, Qawra, Msida and Rabat
  • Laying of second fibre optic cable between Malta and Gozo
  • Investment of Blockchain lab in MITA
  • Research & ICT hub at the ex-Malta Dairy Product Plant in Gozo to create additional office space in the Xewkija Industrial Area
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