The Malta Independent 13 June 2024, Thursday
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BCA and MTA prohibit demolition and excavation works in selected tourist areas for summer

Tuesday, 11 June 2024, 13:32 Last update: about 2 days ago

The Building and Construction Authority (BCA) and the Malta Tourism Authority (MTA) has prohibited demolition and excavation works in selected tourist areas for the summer period, between 15 June and 30 September of this year.

The two authorities issued a statement saying that both took into account the inconvenience that construction sites cause to nearby residences and hotels.

“The enforcement of Subsidiary Legislation 623.08 (Third Schedule 1c) is one way to alleviate the inconvenience that construction sites have both on the tourism industry and on the number of Maltese families who go to live in these areas,” the statement read.

It said that the demolition and excavation phases at a construction site are inconvenient for the surrounding residences.

“Any illegal demolition and excavation work carried out between 15 June and 30 September in the identified localities and streets, can be reported to the Building and Construction Authority (BCA) on the following telephone numbers: 80049000, 20955000, or 20955555, for both Malta and Gozo, during and after office hours,” the statement read.

It said that the MTA is the competent authority that identifies the localities and streets where demolition or excavation works cannot be carried out.

“The Malta Tourism Authority reserves the right to change or amend the list of streets as it deems necessary,” it said.

One can view the full list of localities and streets where demolition or excavation works are prohibited during the summer months on the MTA website.

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