The Malta Chamber has submitted its feedback and recommendations on the new draft Regulations on Excavation and Construction Practices, as part of the consultation process which was concluded on Friday.
“All along, the Chamber has advocated for the highest of standards in design, engineering, management and construction which must become the true objectives. This reform must be a holistic review of our regulatory and practices framework to truly modernise the industry and change the current situation” the Chamber said.
In its document, which was compiled following consultation with its members, the Chamber said that it was clear that concrete results would only be achieved, if all stakeholders had the will to change and most importantly, improve.
The Chamber also warned that the new authority that would be established to amalgamate the current fragmented agencies that exist in this field, must strive to regulate and enforce, educate and motivate the industry and the public to make this industry excel in its delivery and sustainable in its objectives. The days of complacency should be long gone.
“That is why the Chamber is once again calling on the policy makers to hasten the process to reform this sector once and for all. We must not stop once the new authority has been established but we should all strive to ensure that Quality and Safety Targets are met. The Chamber of Commerce is willing to contribute to this process to ensure that this change truly happens” the Chamber proclaimed.
Concluding its recommendations, the Chamber reminded how it had been successful in helping to develop new industries or transform existing industries into regulated, qualitative and thriving ones.
“Let the Building Industry be the next that will benefit from objective and positive motivations for regeneration and growth. The Chamber is happy to champion this target” the document concluded.