Roads agency €700m investment to “ease burden on local councils”

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Roads agency €700m investment to "ease burden on local councils"Minister for Transport, Infrastructure and Capital Projects Ian Borg has explained how the work of the Roads and Infrastructure Agency will benefit local councils, with €700 million to be invested “to ease the burden on local councils.”

Dr Borg made the announcement during a presentation at a meeting for mayors and vice-mayors, held on Friday evening at the Grand Hotel, Mgarr, Gozo.

The Minister said that €700 million will be invested over a period of seven years as pledged in the Government programme.

“The Government is investing wholeheartedly into a responsibility that was weighing down local councils for years – such work could not be done due to a lack of resources. Now, the councils will retain a larger budget to implement projects that will continue to benefit communities in their towns and villages,” he said.

“The Government will ensure that during this process the local councils will retain an active role through continuous collaboration with their respective regions,” added Dr Borg.

Photograph: MGOZ/George Scerri

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