A number of vehicle drivers and residents in the Swieqi area expressed their great anger over the disregard of regulations by a contractor who took no precautions to avoid engulfing the area in dust.
A video posted on social media shows Triq Sant’Andrija engulfed in clouds of dust caused by a construction site in the same road.
The video shows a whirl of fine dust covering the area not only to the detriment of residents but also posing a hazard for passing vehicles.
A resident said the clouds of dust are not only endangering the environment and the health of people.
The Building Construction Office regulations oblige a contractor to, among other provisions, erect a net system over the site to ensure the containment of dust resulting from construction.