Abattoir was crucial for food supplies in the country during Covid-19 – Prime Minister
Prime Minister Robert Abela has announced that heavy fuel oil will no longer be used at the Marsa abattoir.
In a meeting with workers at the public abattoir, Dr Abela recognised the crucial role of the abattoir during the coronavirus pandemic, to ensure a supply of fresh meat.
The Prime Minister stated that over the past five years, evidence of the Government’s confidence in the Maltese product had been the investment of some eight million euro to cover some 60 different projects which transformed the abattoir into an example of the quality of the Maltese agricultural product.
The Prime Minister announced a new investment to introduce modern technologies which use less energy. This includes the installation of some 700 panels which are expected to reduce electricity consumption at the abattoir by one-third, as well as coping with the demand during the greater part of the day.
Besides, Dr Abela added, water will no longer be heated in boilers using heavy fuel oil, which he explained is the worst type of fuel for the generation of electricity, and a system will be used instead which reduces emissions into the air.