14 submissions received for Gozo cruise liner terminal & yacht marina
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The Minister for Gozo, Dr Anton Refalo has said that 14 submissions were received by the Government for a yacht marina and cruise liner terminal in Gozo.
The announcement was made be the Minister this morning during a visit with the Minister for Education and Employment Evarist Bartolo, to Magro Brothers.
The international call for expressions of interest for the building and operation of a cruise liner terminal and a yacht marina in Gozo was issued in June and closed at the end of September.
The Minister for Gozo said that this was among the first initiatives launched by the Government following the election.
Dr Refalo praised Magro Brothers for its integrity and high level of enterprise, adding that the company offers high quality Gozitan products, as well as providing a substantial number of jobs in Gozo.
He also expained how the present Government is committed to fulfil the election promise to create employment in Gozo for the Gozitans, always with a view to alleviate the problems arising between the two islands.
The Ministers both mentioned the fact that there is a need to create jobs in Gozo, pointing out the various schemes that have been recently launched by the Employment and Training Corporation, including the Employment Aid Programme, which is specific to Gozo.
Minister Bartolo said that the situation in Gozo is creating an imbalance between the two islands, and the challenge must be addressed of young Gozitan who only see their future in Malta.
He added that certain industries like iGaming and education, especially distance learning, are being affected by the lack of fiber optic technology to the island.