Labour will go for land reclamation from the sea
A new Labour government will embark on a project of land reclamation, Opposition leader Joseph Muscat tells The Sunday Times in an interview today.
“I believe it’s one of the things we need to deal with seriously – and fast,” Dr Muscat says, rejecting the planning authority’s opinion on the matter.
A 2010 study into two potential sites had concluded the sea was too deep, and the cost of building artificial islands would be high and not economically viable.
In a wide-ranging interview, Dr Muscat responds to questions about his relationship with contractors and denies claims he has been making wild promises to everyone.
However, he insists that sensible projects cannot be weighed down by bureaucracy, especially since they are key to economic growth.
Touching on the political scene, Dr Muscat says he has no regrets over the way his party engineered the motions against former minister Carm Mifsud Bonnici and EU ambassador Richard Cachia Caruana.
He says that he has managed to rebuild harmony in his party, and maps out his political vision.
“I strongly believe in the concept of a movement. The days of political parties are over.”