The Malta Independent 16 October 2019, Wednesday

Marsa flyover inauguration event cost €40,000

Albert Galea Tuesday, 8 October 2019, 19:37 Last update: about 7 days ago

The inauguration event of the first two flyovers at the Marsa junction cost some €40,000, Transport Minister Ian Borg said in an answer to a parliamentary question on Tuesday.

The first two flyovers of the €70 million were inaugurated on 20 September in a ceremony which took place on the flyover itself and which was addressed by Borg and Prime Minister Joseph Muscat, and which saw vehicles from the Old Motors Club being the first cars to drive over the new flyovers.

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Asked by PN MP Karol Aquilina what the cost of the ceremony to inaugurate the two flyovers was, Borg provided a lengthy reply about the Marsa Junction project, indicating the statistics behind the construction phases of the project and speaking about how the Maltese people will ultimately benefit from the flyovers.

"For this activity, Infrastructure Malta prepared a secure place from where those who were involved in the project, along with the media, could follow the opening of the flyovers.  This activity of thanks to those who are working to carry out this historic project which is a first for the country, and which is already being taken utilised by thousands of citizens, cost €40,000", Borg said in his answer.

In answering a separate question, Culture Minister Owen Bonnici said that the event had come at no cost to the Public Broadcasting Services as the event was streamed on youtube by Infrastructure Malta. 

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