The Malta Independent 5 December 2020, Saturday

Budget reflects government's hazy vision - ADPD

Tuesday, 20 October 2020, 13:59 Last update: about 3 months ago

The 2021 Budget presented on Monday reflected the hazy and unclear vision of a government which has placed the economy above health considerations, ADPD said on Tuesday.

In a statement, the coalition between Alternattiva Demokratika and Partit Demokratiku said it expected the government to come up with proposals which reduced the dependence of the economy on tourism and construction. But there was nothing of the sort.

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The government tried to give the impression it was aiding important sectors, but it was destroying others, such as agriculture.

It boasted of giving land for recreation at Ta’ Qali but then stole the woodlands of Ahrax and Mizieb to give them to hunters.

ADPD noted that it seemed the government was finally realising that a tunnel connecting Malta and Gozo was not feasible, saying that the government is planning a fast ferry and will be retaining the fourth vessel.

It is good that the government is planning a recycling and recycling waste export project, but at the same time it continued to push the incineration project which undermined this.

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