The Malta Independent 29 January 2023, Sunday
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€180 million to be spent in 5 years on Grand Harbour area regeneration

Friday, 20 January 2023, 15:42 Last update: about 8 days ago

Infrastructure Malta will be investing €180 million in the Grand Harbour area over the next five years, Transport and Infrastructure Minister Aaron Farrugia said Friday,

The investment will include a new 360m quay at Ras Ħanżir on the Corradino side and the restoration of an industrial warehouse at Boiler Wharf.

The government also plans to reconstruct Pinto piers 4 and 5 and the Lascaris pier on the Valletta side.

Two shore-to-ship electricity projects aimed at reducing pollution from ship emissions berthed inside the port by 90% will also be completed.

Farrugia said the Grand Harbour was a main economic driver in the country as a place of connectivity with the outside world.

Infrastructure Malta CEO Ivan Falzon said the shore-to-ship electricity project will enable large ships such as cruise liners and cargo ships to turn off their engines while docked in the harbour as they connect to the national grid.

 

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