Marsaxlokk restaurateurs offered promenade rights
The Malta Hotels and Restaurants Association has welcomed the government's offer of temporary encroachment permits over the Marsaxlokk promenade for restaurateurs but appealed for a permanent solution to the issue.
"The MHRA is satisfied that both the Local Council and Government are now recognising that logic needs to prevail as the solutions being proposed by MHRA members will ultimately ensure a fair and equitable solution," the association said.
"MHRA is supportive of having a pedestrian priority zone along the promenade of Marsaxlokk and that all restaurants along the coast are given a fair opportunity to place tables and chairs throughout the whole day along the promenade," it added.
The association said temporary permits are creating uncertainty and unnecessary tensions – a situation which is far from ideal for entrepreneurs and visitors.
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