The Malta Independent 12 May 2021, Wednesday

Marsa junction inauguration cost just over €45,000

Albert Galea Monday, 26 April 2021, 11:58 Last update: about 15 days ago

The final inauguration of the Marsa junction cost €45,480, Transport and Infrastructure Minister Ian Borg said on Facebook on Monday.

He said that he had been asked by PN MP Karol Aquilina “rightly so” to give a rundown of the spending in connection with the inauguration of the Marsa junction project which happened two weeks ago.


Borg said that the spending on the activity “so that we could thank workers and the public for this €70 million project” cost a total of €45,480, including expenses relating to filming and to its broadcast on the national television station.

In his post, Borg then said that the cost was a third of the €141,770 spent for the inauguration of the €1.2 million Pjazza San Gorg project in 2009 and around half of the €80,123 which was spent to inaugurate a €10 million Arriva bus terminus in July 2011.

“There is a lot to say about spending on inaugurations”, Borg said.

A similar event to that of the final inauguration in October 2019, when the first two flyovers of the project were opened, cost €40,000.  Another inauguration took place in December 2019 for the opening of the third flyover.

L-Onor. Karol Aquilina, rightly so, staqsieni fil-Parlament sabiex nagħti rendikont tan-nefqa li saret b'rabta...

Posted by Ian Borg on Monday, April 26, 2021
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