No political will for a better quality of life – AD
Following the granting of the permit in Mistra, AD chairperson, Prof. Arnold Cassola, said that Alternattiva had registered its objections to the mega concrete jungle project as from 2008.
“Unfortunately, apart from the residents, public opinion was quite absent at that time. The approval of such projects proves that whether it is a Nationalist or a Labour administration there is no political will to give the Maltese a better quality of life regarding noise pollution, air quality and traffic management. With projects of this kind, Minister Joe Mizzi's traffic management plans are already dead before they are even announced and Malta's inhabitants are destined to live the rest of their lives three hours daily jammed in traffic congestion," said Prof. Cassola.
Carmel Cacopardo, AD Deputy Chairman and Spokesperson on Sustainable Development and Home Affairs, said that the writing was on the wall for some time. AD has always been outspoken on this type of mega-development. Unfortunately the political parties elected to Parliament are not sensitive to this type of development.
“We expect to have many more of these decisions as the current government like its predecessor considers that the building industry requires its support. The rights of residents to be protected from the impacts of over-development have been discarded long ago,” said Mr Cacopardo.