Work on fish market to start soon
Works on the development of a new €3 million fish market that will meet European standards will start in the coming weeks.
Speaking during a visit to the site this afternoon, Rural Affairs Minister George Pullicino said the work will divided into four phases.
These are the demolishing of the building that used to accommodate the Marsa reverse osmosis plant which has now been decommissioned and dismantled; the building of a new retaining wall behind the site and the slaughterhouse; the building of the fish market proper; and the building of a storey above the fishmarket to be used for the processing of fish.
The facility will also include space for the processing of unsold fish giving consumers a bigger choice of fresh products.
The facility, work on which will be completed in a year-and-a-half, will include parking.