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This afternoon the Prime Minister, Dr Lawrence Gonzi, met up with the Gozo Business Chamber, where he talked about the recently launched Electoral Programme – and the special measures and proposals the PN Party had earmarked for Gozo.
Dr Gonzi explained how “Gozo has always been at the heart of the PN policies” and explained how 10% of the financial package coming from the EU will be allocated to Gozo. The Prime Minister said that 3 new proposals for Gozo were unveiled just a few weeks ago “and the Electoral Programme continues to focus on the strengthening of Gozo.”
“A PN Government over the next five years will strive to create more jobs in Gozo and the proposals are focused on bringing about more jobs and better quality jobs to the Gozitans. Any new business opening in Gozo will be tax exempt for a maximum of €200,000 over 3 years if employing 2 or more people,” the Prime Minister said. “A business centre will also be created to give space to IT companies, Financial Services, Gaming and other sectors who want to open up their business and operate in Gozo.”
“Help will also be given to the private sector to open up more 5 star hotels which will in turn create more jobs and increase tourism and schemes which add up to €300,000 will be granted to owners of holiday farmhouses for their renovations,” Dr Gonzi concluded.
Earlier in the afternoon the Prime Minister had toured the Kempinski Hotel San Lawrenz, which since 2008 has carried out a number of projects, one of which, a specialised oriental spa, received part financing from the EU.