Faceworks Ltd. will refrain from undertaking excavation and demolition works in tourist-friendly areas around Malta throughout the summer season. This is due to MEPA regulations issued in 2014, which bans this form of labour between the 15th of June and the 30th of September in specific areas.
Localities affected will include some roads in Birżebbuġa, Gżira, Birgu, Marsascala, Marsaxlokk, Mellieħa, Sliema, St.Julians and St.Paul’s Bay. Excavation and demolition works are also prohibited in almost all areas of Senglea and Valletta, all streets of Mdina, and all of Ta’ Qali Crafts Village, Wied iż-Żurrieq and Comino, during the summer season. Gozo is no exception, with a ban works on most roads in Marsalforn, some in Mġarr, San Lawrenz, Victoria, Xagħra and Xlendi and all of Ramla l-Ħamra..
MEPA CEO Johann Buttiġieġ mentioned how “a construction site brings with it a number of inconveniences” for both the tourism industry and a great number of Maltese residents who move to their summer residence from the month of June. This initiative is one of the ways by which MEPA is attempting to mitigate the nuisance such works may cause.
Faceworks Ltd. will be complying with MEPA’s decision on the matter and will continue excavation and demolition work in unaffected areas throughout the summer, only to come back full throttle when the regulation is lifted. For a free quote, call Etienne Mallia on (+356) 7942 8152. For a full list of the detailed streets that will be affected by this motion, visit www.mepa.org.mt/info-breaktime