New passenger landing facilities for the Cospicua ferry will be ready next year

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Infrastructure Malta will use new landing facilities at Cospicua for ferry passengers in the first half of 2022.

The facilities are part of a €5 million project partially funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and aim to introduce safer infrastructure for passengers using the ferry service between Cospicua, Sliema and Valletta.

In his comments, Minister for Transport, Infrastructure and Capital Projects, Ian Borg, said the new scheme ensures that the budget’s promise to introduce new modes of transport and improve modes of current transportation is held.

The Parliamentary Secretary for EU funds, Stefan Zrinzo Azzopardi, said one of the aims of Infrastructure Malta was to help create new methods of transport. He mentioned that several bridges have already been completed to facilitate bicycle travel, such as the one found at MCAST and Blata l-Bajda.

The first phase of the Cospicua landing site was completed earlier this year.

In the final phase of this project, Infrastructure Malta is completing a new quay which includes sheltered waiting rooms, ticket offices and other amenities to increase safety and accessibility for its passengers.

Apart from the mentioned project, Infrastructure Malta is also in the final stages of completing a similar ferry quay found in the Ferries area of ​​Sliema with funds from this European Union project. This quay, which should be completed by 2022, will also be equipped with facilities like those of Cospicua.

Infrastructure Malta also plans to upgrade the existing ferry boarding site on the Marsamxett side of Valletta.

After the conference, media in attendance asked for updates regarding the Supreme Travel case after a court ruled that the port ferry operator’s complaint should be heard and considered before the Review Board. public contracts.

In response to the question, Minister Borg said he had no further information from the authorities. He added that the media should seek information from the relevant authority as the ministry does not interfere in these aspects.

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