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.

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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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