The Malta Independent 26 May 2019, Sunday

PD boycots ‘false and blind’ parliamentary debate on Gozo tunnel

Thursday, 18 April 2019, 11:28 Last update: about 2 months ago

Partit Demokratiku, whose MPs boycotted the Parliamentary debate on the Gozo tunnel, strongly condemned the shameless unity by Government and PN Opposition to rush the Gozo tunnel project through, as a fait accompli, before the relevant studies to the project have even been completed, with others not published and when the Economic Cost Benefit Analysis of Available Strategic Options is flawed.

This blind political commitment to a project which may have a profoundly negative impact on Gozitans and their way of life, their social fabric, their environment and their wellbeing, is a Parliamentary manoeuvre designed by government, on the eve of an Easter recess, to herd the PN Opposition into consenting to its doings.

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"A national mega-project of this size has significant financial and far reaching environmental implications. Partit Demokratiku is committed to increased connectivity between Gozo and Malta, but it must never come at the expense of the people who live on either island. Gozo’s character is a resource in itself with an added value to Malta and an unquantified economic capital to Gozitan people themselves,” stated PD leader Godfrey Farrugia.

Partit Demokratiku will continue to stand up for what is right, in the best interests of all Maltese and Gozitans, at community, national and European political scenarios.

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