Current Affairs
More than 12,500 ODZ applications approved in the last 20 years

Prime Minister Joseph Muscat said that from 1995 to date, 12,572 applications for Outside Development Zones (ODZ) had been approved. In reply to a PQ, Dr Muscat listed how many applications had been approved year by year.

Asked how many times amendments were made for ODZ under previous adminstrations and how many new projects were allowed in these amended zones during this period, the PM said that the ODZ boundaries had been amended in 2005 and 2006.

He said that after the first amendement in 2005, 520 applications for development were submitted for the new amended zones. He also said that the ODZ area had decreased by around 92,500 million m² in 2005 and another 2.3 million m² in 2006.

This is the list of applications approved from 1995 to date:

1995 –  347 applications were approved covering an area of  246,032 m².

1996 –  415 applications were approved covering an area of  631,618 m².

1997 –  374 applications were approved covering an area of  757,566 m².

1998 – 539 applications were approved covering an area of  1,115,972 m².

1999 – 528 applications were approved covering an area of 833,792 m².

2000 – 637 applications were approved covering an area of  1,589,710 m².

2001 – 568 applications were approved covering an area of  912,422 m².

2002 – 953 applications were approved covering an area of  5,396,724 m².

2003 – 874 applications were approved covering an area of 1,560,573 m².

2004 – 802 applications were approved covering an area of  9,287,864 m².

2005 – 890 applications were approved covering an area of  3,051,379 m².

2006 – 771 applications were approved covering an area of  5,537,896 m².

2007 –  962 applications were approved covering an area of 4,284,839 m².

2008 – 636 applications were approved covering an area of  5,090,338 m².

2009 – 540 applications were approved covering an area of  1,729,765 m².

2010 – 695 applications were approved covering an area of  2,705,310 m².

2011 – 534 applications were approved covering an area of  1,159,143 m².

2012 – 480 applications were approved covering an area of  1,765,690 m².

2013 – 417 applications were approved covering an area of 1,935,985 m².

2014 – 417 applications were approved covering an area of  2,075,620 m².

2015 – 193 applications were approved covering an area of 563,072 m².

 

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