The Malta Independent 24 October 2021, Sunday

Government transfers 15,000sqm of land in Hal Farrug to Valletta FC for football ground

Friday, 25 September 2020, 18:38 Last update: about 2 years ago

The government, through SportMalta, has transferred 15,000 square metres of land that is no longer in use within the Hal Farrug industrial zone to be developed into a football ground by Valletta FC, through a 45-year temporary emphyteusis, a statement read.

Aside from the land, SportMalta is also passing on the title of the Salinos Grounds, of around 6,050 square metres, to Valletta FC through a 45 year temporary emphyteusis. This was done after a unanimous vote within the Auditing Committee.

The Hal Farrug land transfer was said to have been in the pipeline since early as 2019.

Parliamentary Secretary for Sport Clifton Grima said that this transfer shows the government's committment to continue implementing its sports-related electoral promises.  He said that there are a number of initiatives with the aime to help sports clubs and federations continue to grow.

"Strong and stable sport clubs and associations leave benefits in Maltese society, and are good for our children."

Thanks to this transfer, he said, Valletta FC "will have a football ground as they deserve."

SportMalta Chairman  Luciano Busuttil said that he is satisfied after the long process for the club to have the opportunity to develop a sports centre.

Valletta FC President Victor Sciriha said that the club has been working for years to get land for a football ground. He said that the club will have the highest level facilities.


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