PRESS RELEASE BY THE MINISTRY FOR TRANSPORT, INFRASTRUCTURE AND CAPITAL PROJECTS Minister Ian Borg in Madrid to strengthen cooperation between the two countries

Minister for Transport, Infrastructure and Capital Projects Ian Borg is currently on an official visit in Madrid, where he has met Spanish Minister of State for Infrastructure, Transport and Housing Pedro Saura Garcia.

Minister Borg and Minister Garcia exchanged ideas about areas of mutual cooperation, and reiterated each other’s support. Minister Borg explained Malta’s economic success and unprecedented growth, a feat that is enabling us to carry out unprecedented investments on various fronts, including road, maritime and community projects. Minister Saura Garcia praised Malta’s success and acknowledged the opportunities that can derive from that, and other challenges that lie ahead for both Malta and Spain.

Minister Borg also visited the headquarters of the Spanish Chamber of Commerce, where he met Julian NA�Aez, Vice President of the Spanish Confederation of Business Organizations and President of SEOPAN (Association of Infrastructure Contractor and Concessionaires), as well as Julian Lopez Milla, Secretary General of Infrastructure at the Spanish Ministry of Public Works.

The Minister highlighted the maritime and aviation sectors as two important industries for any island economy that depends on connectivity. He went on to explain that after working to ensure that the country’s economy would get back on its feet, the government moved on to the next step, that of investing heavily in our road network; more than Euros 700 million for our country’s residential roads and a multitude of capital investments on a number of bottlenecks and major arteries in our network, as well as Euros 64 million invested in 14 road projects in just 2019.

Malta’s commitment, as a government, to continue fostering strong relationships with other countries, whilst working hard to ensure that foreign investors continue to benefit from the trust they have given us, was also warmly greeted.

Whilst in Madrid, Minister Ian Borg also visited the Guadarrama tunnels and the control centre, where he was given a general presentation of the tunnels, their operation and a historical background on their construction. He also visited the traffic control centre at the Madrid Commuter Network Atocha and Atocha Tunnel Sol Chamartin Station.

Minister Borg was accompanied by Maltese Ambassador Vanni Xuereb, Ministry Chief of Staff Julian Tabone, Infrastructure Malta’s Engineer Robert Schembri and Property Malta Foundation Chairman Sandro Chetcuti.

Source: Office of the Prime Minister

PRESS RELEASE BY THE MINISTRY FOR TRANSPORT, INFRASTRUCTURE AND CAPITAL PROJECTS Minister Ian Borg in Madrid to strengthen cooperation between the two countries

Minister for Transport, Infrastructure and Capital Projects Ian Borg is currently on an official visit in Madrid, where he has met Spanish Minister of State for Infrastructure, Transport and Housing Pedro Saura Garcia.

Minister Borg and Minister Garcia exchanged ideas about areas of mutual cooperation, and reiterated each other’s support. Minister Borg explained Malta’s economic success and unprecedented growth, a feat that is enabling us to carry out unprecedented investments on various fronts, including road, maritime and community projects. Minister Saura Garcia praised Malta’s success and acknowledged the opportunities that can derive from that, and other challenges that lie ahead for both Malta and Spain.

Minister Borg also visited the headquarters of the Spanish Chamber of Commerce, where he met Julian NA�Aez, Vice President of the Spanish Confederation of Business Organizations and President of SEOPAN (Association of Infrastructure Contractor and Concessionaires), as well as Julian Lopez Milla, Secretary General of Infrastructure at the Spanish Ministry of Public Works.

The Minister highlighted the maritime and aviation sectors as two important industries for any island economy that depends on connectivity. He went on to explain that after working to ensure that the country’s economy would get back on its feet, the government moved on to the next step, that of investing heavily in our road network; more than Euros 700 million for our country’s residential roads and a multitude of capital investments on a number of bottlenecks and major arteries in our network, as well as Euros 64 million invested in 14 road projects in just 2019.

Malta’s commitment, as a government, to continue fostering strong relationships with other countries, whilst working hard to ensure that foreign investors continue to benefit from the trust they have given us, was also warmly greeted.

Whilst in Madrid, Minister Ian Borg also visited the Guadarrama tunnels and the control centre, where he was given a general presentation of the tunnels, their operation and a historical background on their construction. He also visited the traffic control centre at the Madrid Commuter Network Atocha and Atocha Tunnel Sol Chamartin Station.

Minister Borg was accompanied by Maltese Ambassador Vanni Xuereb, Ministry Chief of Staff Julian Tabone, Infrastructure Malta’s Engineer Robert Schembri and Property Malta Foundation Chairman Sandro Chetcuti.

Source: Office of the Prime Minister