Tourism Minister Clayton Bartolo announced a new investment in the southern part of Valletta and that work will start in the coming days in Ta’ Liesse area of the capital with a €150,000 investment.
Speaking during a press conference, Minister Bartolo expressed the view that the Ta’ Liesse has the potentiality of becoming an economic motor, among others with tourists visiting the capital city. Referring to the schemes to assist tourist operators during the pandemic, he said that for the first time in 22 years, more tourists visited Malta in September than in August. He remarked that 100,000 jobs were saved in the private sector with the salaries supplement.
Parliamentary Secretary for Consumer Protection, Deo Debattista, said that a study will be carried out for the first time in Malta to set up a laboratory for analyzing medicines quality. He remarked that the Authority continued to ensure accessibility of medicines to the consumer, including with cheaper prices of more than 300 medicines and an increase of over 220 new generic medicines. He referred to the work of the Consumers Affairs Authority to modernize the national standard of vehicle repairs, while the Cleansing Division will continue to modernize its machinery to improve public cleansing.