Minister for Transport, Infrastructure and Capital Projects Ian Borg visited Triq San Patrizju, Triq San Aristarku and Triq San Tumas in Rabat, three streets that will be completed this week, and which are among the 310 residential roads that Infrastructure Malta has rebuilt across the country for the residential road project with an investment of €700 million. Present also was the Mayor of Rabat, Sandro Craus.
Minister Ian Borg said, “We are keeping our word, and the promise we made through the €700 million investment is coming true. It is true that we are not there yet but the results are visible. The greatest satisfaction for us is that we already have thousands of families who, thanks to this work, have started to enjoy high quality residential roads and a better living environment. In the years to come all families will be experiencing the same. Our commitment to our country’s infrastructure is a holistic one. Everyone is equally important and so we are determined to continue to improve the quality of life of all through hard and non-stop work.”
All these roads amount to more than 110 kilometres, in which the agency has improved 215 kilometres of sidewalks and put about 370 kilometres of new underground systems, including water pipes, sewers, rainwater ducts, electric cables and trenches for internet cables and other telecommunication services.
Currently, in the first quarter of 2021, between January and March, Infrastructure Malta rebuilt 25 residential streets. This means that on average, this year, the agency is building four roads a week between residential and rural roads.
Mayor of Rabat, Sandro Craus said, “The local councils in Malta and Gozo are benefiting from a large number of residential roads that are being rebuilt by Infrastructure Malta. As Mayor of Rabat it is very gratifying for us that these roads are being built in our locality. This is leading to a significant improvement in infrastructure in Rabat thanks to the work of Minister Ian Borg and the CEO of Infrastructure Malta Fredrick Azzopardi.”