The Malta Independent 22 May 2019, Wednesday

No evidence of Turkish construction workers sleeping in quarry - Planning Authority

Wednesday, 20 February 2019, 20:07 Last update: about 4 months ago

The Planning Authority said it found no evidence that any persons were living in a quarry, converted in a sleeping compound, in a statement tonight.

This follows a story by the Times of Malta which said that hundreds of Turkish construction workers, which were recently flown to Malta to work on constriction projects, are expected to start living in a quarry in Mqabba, which is being turned into a sleeping compound.

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The Authority said that it inspected the mentioned quarry and noted that a tent was pitched illegally in the quarry. The PA has issued an enforcement notice and the structure will be removed. 

The owners of the quarry also noted that the tent was intended to be used as office premises and not for residential purposes, the statement read. 

Prime Minister Joseph Muscat has recently hinted at the influx of more foreign workers, warning that this was necessary for the country to continue increasing pensions.


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