The Malta Independent 17 May 2022, Tuesday

Infrastructure Malta rebuilt 220 roads last year- Ian Borg

Wednesday, 19 January 2022, 17:30 Last update: about 5 months ago

Infrastructure Malta rebuilt a total of residential 220 roads in 2021, for an average of four roads per week, Transport Minister Ian Borg said on Wednesday.

Now entering its fourth year, the seven-year national programme to improve the quality of residential roads is presently focusing on another 100 roads, with others commencing in the coming months.

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During a press conference in Zebbug, Infrastructure Malta chief Frederick Azzopardi said the 220 roads built last year add up to around 52 kilometres.

The projects also included some 58 kilometres of footpaths and 141 kilometres of underground distribution networks, which  include water mains, stormwater systems, electricity cables, internet cables, telecommunication ducts and sewers.

Where necessary, the agency is introducing new stormwater pipelines in their projects to prevent flooding and increase rainwater collection. In the last three years, the infrastructure has incorporated more than 47 kilometres of stormwater pipelines, catchment systems and culverts in arterial and residential roads.

The roads that were fixed last year include busy main roads and important ones in different communities, such as Triq Il-Konvoj ta’ Santa Marija and Valletta Road in Mqabba, Manwel Dimech Street in Sliema, Abate Rigord Street in Ta’ Xbiex and others.

In the meantime, Infrastructure Malta is carrying out other projects such as the tunnels in Kirkop, the Grand Harbour Clean Air Project, the airport intersection project and the Luqa junction project.

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