During the inauguration of the GRDA’s new premises in Victoria, Prime Minister Robert Abela remarked the pivotal role played by the Authority in pushing forward ambitious initiatives including the target that Gozo reaches carbon neutrality.
Prime Minister Abela highlighted the fact that Gozo remains at the centre of the Government’s policy, with record investment made over the last years. While Government continued with capital projects such as the Aquatic and Sport Centre, it also made sure that private sector remains competitive and provided the necessarily supported. He mentioned that over the last three years, Malta Enterprise helped around one thousand businesses operating from Gozo with financial assistance of around €17 million. The Prime Minister added that his Government is committed to drive measures and direct investment to Gozo that will translate into further economic growth on the Island.
During the inauguration, Minister for Gozo Clint Camilleri, noted the work done by the Authority with regards the Gozo Rural Airfield. Minister Camilleri also explained how in the coming months, the Authority will assume more responsibilities that will continue to raise its profile and further establish its dimension. Amongst the main tasks will be the designing of potential projects under the €60 million allocated under the Urban Sustainable Development fund.
Mario Borg, Chief Executive Officer of the Authority said that over the last two years, the Authority has managed to establish itself as a leading entity in Gozo. He mentioned how, among others, the Authority has worked on many policies and projects related to more sustainable socio-economic development, as well as setting up structures through which ensure dialogue with relevant stakeholders.