Ian Borg, the Government of Malta’s Minister for Transport, Infrastructure and Capital Projects, and Aaron Farrugia, Parliamentary Secretary for European Funds and Social Dialogue, earlier this week toured the ongoing works for the construction of the Qrejten breakwater, in the locality of Marsaxlokk.
According to local media, the breakwater will be 110 meters long and will be built at a depth of up to 4 meters.
Highlighting the importance of the project, Minister Borg said: “The Government believes that the fishermen cannot keep on suffering from the consequences brought about by storms. Therefore we will be investing in the maritime infrastructure in this zone.”
“The boats of these fishermen which they use to earn their living every day are important for the government, the economic activities around the coast of this picturesque village are also important – so we remain committed to invest in this project so that it is implemented in the months to come and finally the locality of Marsaxlokk and the fishermen can start benefiting from this project.”
Secretary Farrugia added that this project is financed by the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund with an investment of €4 million in EU funds.
The works are being carried out in Qrejten Point and are expected to take a year.