Johann Buttigieg, the MEPA chief executive officer, told that this night that he could not omit the probable evolution of a yacht marina at Zonqor Point – the place identified by the MEPA for American University of Malta project – if Local Plans stays unaltered. As such, he could also not boot out that the building height might increase to a maximum of 10 stories as a result.
Mr Buttigieg was being asked in another meet of Parliamentary Environment Committee, led by PL MP Marlene Farrugia, who had earlier objected to the use of the ODZ land for this project. The CEO of MEPA also stated that the Sadeen group had not yet went for the project. No Environmental Impact Assessment had yet been executed as of now.
Mr Buttigieg was told to report why the government chose for Zonqor and Cospicua places when the report of the site selection had identified other suitable places, including a 29000 site in Tarxien. Mr Buttigieg reported that the places were assessed on archaeological as well as ecological basis. At this point this was a desktop study. After the site was chosen experts (such as the guys who specialise in Yacht Rental Greek Islands) would come in and could decide that the site was not suitable after all.
Ambjent Ahjar’s John Cauchi stated that he saw no coherent progress between the place selection as well as the final choice. He stated that Fort St Rocco could be a great candidate site, mainly when it is melded with nearby places. Dock No. 1 has less than half of the region then the Forti Saint Rocco.