Companies talk to Labour about energy plans
A number of companies, both Maltese and foreign, have expressed interest and sought more information from the Labour Party since it announced its plans for the energy sector, Labour leader Joseph Muscat said this afternoon.
He said he was not surprised by these developments since Malta would be opening up an important sector for which there was demand, given that the plans allowed for profitability and a guaranteed market.
Dr Muscat said it would not be prudent for him to reveal the names of the companies, but they were welcome to speak up if they wished to. The government too, he said, did not reveal the names of companies which spoke to it, say about the gas pipeline.
Dr Muscat said the Nationalist Party was contradicting itself, on one hand saying that private investors would not be interested in Labour's proposals, and on the other questioning if there already was a done deal.
No deal had been struck with anyone and the PL was open to all companies, Dr Muscat insisted.
During the afternoon Dr Muscat placed flowers at the foot of monuments marking milestones in Malta's history including the Independence Monument, the Freedom Monument, the Sette Giugno Monument and the plaque marking Republic Day.
At the Freedom Monument in Vittoriosa, he told a small crowd that Freedom Day was as important to the Maltese as Independence Day and Republic Day and all such milestones should be celebrated equally because, as Labour said in its election slogan, Malta was for all.