Ian Borg

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Ian Borg said : “Infrastructure Malta had all the permits it needed” External link

timesofmalta Monday, February 22, 2021 10:31:00 PM EAT

Ian Borg said : "Infrastructure Malta had all the permits it needed. The work of Infrastructure Malta is what it is and is appreciated by a lot of people," External link

timesofmalta Wednesday, February 17, 2021 9:46:00 PM EAT

Ian Borg said : “Lack of investment over the recent years means this place has been left in disrepair,” “Our ministry’s priority is not only infrastructure but also open spaces” External link

timesofmalta Tuesday, February 16, 2021 5:20:00 PM EAT

Ian Borg said : “Along with the local council, we are looking forward to giving this area back to the residents of Żebbuġ in the best condition possible,” External link

timesofmalta Tuesday, February 16, 2021 5:20:00 PM EAT

Ian Borg said : “This government is aware of the potential and reputation that Malta has in the maritime sector and we are committed to maintain this standard as well as improve it. With this initiative and policy to clean the Grand Harbour from these ships, we will also be complementing other interventions such as the Grand Harbour Regeneration Plan as well as other projects such as the Grand Harbour Clean Air Project and the new wharf at Ras Ħanżir. We are aware of the degree that the maritime industry in Malta is a pillar of the national economy and how it generates many jobs and so it is our duty to safeguard it and improve it,” External link

MaltaToday Thursday, January 28, 2021 10:31:00 AM EAT

Ian Borg said : “This Government is aware of the potential and reputation that Malta has in the maritime sector and we are committed to maintain this standard as well as improve it. With this initiative and policy to clean the Grand Harbour from these ships, we will also be complementing other interventions such as the Grand Harbour Regeneration Plan as well as other projects such as the Grand Harbour Clean Air Project and the new wharf at Ras Ħanżir” External link

MaltaIndipendent Wednesday, January 27, 2021 10:58:00 PM EAT

Ian Borg remarked : "We turned that dream into a plan, and today it becomes a reality," External link

MaltaIndipendent Wednesday, January 27, 2021 10:58:00 PM EAT

Ian Borg said : “While we acknowledge the significance of the maritime industry to the economy and encourage activities that guarantee stable employment for many, it is not acceptable to leave vessels rotting in the harbour. Some have been idling in the water for three or four years,” External link

timesofmalta Wednesday, January 27, 2021 6:40:00 PM EAT

Ian Borg said : “This is not about one company or another. I do not want to link an infrastructure project to on particular business or another” External link

timesofmalta Tuesday, January 26, 2021 5:39:00 PM EAT

Ian Borg said : “If you do not have a licence, you cannot operate in the industry. This should happen by the end of the year,” External link

timesofmalta Sunday, January 17, 2021 8:05:00 PM EAT

Ian Borg said : “We have addressed a problem that was disregarded for a long time and which no one wanted to address. But for us, the safety of the people comes before any other interest. As always, we are committed to ensure that we have another infrastructure project of the highest quality and that it is properly delivered to the residents here,” External link

MaltaToday Tuesday, January 12, 2021 3:54:00 PM EAT

Ian Borg told : "Personally, before I decide whether I am for or against a project I first inform myself on the project rather than post my opinion on social media," External link

MaltaToday Monday, December 21, 2020 9:07:00 PM EAT

Ian Borg said : "I come from a family of farmers and they are the last people I want to hurt," External link

MaltaToday Monday, December 21, 2020 9:07:00 PM EAT

Ian Borg explained : "Personally, before I decide whether I am for or against a project I first inform myself on the project rather than post my opinion on social media," External link

timesofmalta Monday, December 21, 2020 5:40:00 PM EAT

Ian Borg said : "I am informed by the Chief Executive of Infrastructure Malta that they attended meetings on the project," "I come from a family of farmers and they are the last people I want to hurt" External link

timesofmalta Monday, December 21, 2020 5:40:00 PM EAT

Ian Borg said : “The reality is I signed three contracts with this person, the first with him, his mother and 14 siblings, a second between him, the property broker ( sensar ) and the notary and a third one between him and his mother and siblings again,” External link

timesofmalta Monday, December 7, 2020 7:32:00 PM EAT

Ian Borg said : “That is what you and your newspaper are saying in the spin you gave to what the court respectfully said” External link

MaltaIndipendent Monday, December 7, 2020 12:34:00 AM EAT

Ian Borg said : “That is what you and your newspaper are saying in the spin you gave to what the court respectfully said” External link

MaltaIndipendent Monday, December 7, 2020 12:34:00 AM EAT

Ian Borg said : “Last time he saw me he told me ‘don’t bother that they tried to interdict me, I still have my vote and I will still vote for you’, with a smile on his face” External link

MaltaIndipendent Monday, December 7, 2020 12:34:00 AM EAT

Ian Borg said : “This government is carrying out an unprecedented upgrade in all of the country's infrastructure and is fully focused on the continuation and completion of works” External link

MaltaIndipendent Sunday, November 22, 2020 2:10:00 PM EAT

Ian Borg said : “Investigations have been launched, but till now we do not know whether any data has been leaked,” External link

MaltaToday Thursday, October 29, 2020 2:44:00 PM EAT

Ian Borg said : “This is why I think that every infrastructural project we do is also an environmental project” External link

MaltaIndipendent Sunday, October 25, 2020 10:12:00 AM EAT

Ian Borg said : “These measures were therefore not subject to a proper impact assessment by the EU institutions. A KPMG study commissioned by the government shows that both these rules are expected to have a negative impact on Malta, making road haulage operations more costly, mainly as a result of Malta’s geographic position, and having also a negative impact on the environment,” External link

MaltaToday Saturday, October 24, 2020 5:16:00 PM EAT

Ian Borg said : “I understand that the public does not receive communication from the department... but the moment it was over we published the contract in full,” External link

timesofmalta Tuesday, October 13, 2020 8:01:00 AM EAT

Ian Borg said : “This area has long exhibited a need for regeneration,” External link

timesofmalta Monday, October 12, 2020 9:48:00 PM EAT

Ian Borg said : “I think you appreciate the fact that no one wants confrontation. There were several reports about the possibility of a protest and FKNK were mature enough to avoid confrontation,” “I think we should be in agreement over this course of action” External link

timesofmalta Monday, October 12, 2020 5:10:00 PM EAT

Ian Borg said : “I understand that the public does not receive communication from the Department... but the moment it was over we published the contract in full,” External link

timesofmalta Monday, October 12, 2020 5:10:00 PM EAT

Ian Borg said : “This is also being done with a number of responsibilities and obligations, because we believe that the natural environment is at the heart of Maltese and Gozitan family life,” External link

gozonews Friday, October 9, 2020 10:34:00 PM EAT

Ian Borg added : “Events like MACE provide stakeholders with a platform for dialogue and discussion. Only by bringing together our experiences and ideas can we move forward towards sustainable success. The government will remain behind the aviation sector and we will continue striving to improve the situation for our hard-working industry. The numbers speak for themselves trust in our registry and our Civil Aviation Directorate has increased, with a greater number of aircraft now at 495 than before these challenging times began. But it has been far from easy for the sector and we are determined to work together towards sustainable growth and future success” External link

timesofmalta Wednesday, October 7, 2020 7:59:00 AM EAT

Ian Borg said : “Here we have another example of projects that work like a chain and build on one another. Our roads are dynamic, and we can therefore never say that an artery is finished. There is always room for improvement and that is what we have done here. Thanks to this investment, we are improving efficiency, air quality and safety in this main connection. It is good to note that even from the beginning of the first phase of this project we were planning to continue intervening. In fact, one of the new lanes joins another that was built in 2018 to be used during this phase. Like in the Central Link Project, these connections drive traffic from the residential centres of localities to main arteries. This is our ultimate goal to give a good quality of life to all our country’s residents” External link

MaltaIndipendent Friday, September 4, 2020 5:33:00 AM EAT

Ian Borg said : "The maritime sector generates more than 14% of our gross domestic product and creates thousands of jobs. The registry alone has almost doubled in tonnage in the last seven years, and in just 2019 we had a 7% increase in registrations of both merchant ships and superyachts," External link

timesofmalta Thursday, September 3, 2020 12:02:00 PM EAT

Ian Borg said : “Like in the Central Link Project, these connections drive traffic from the residential centres of localities to main arteries. This is our ultimate goal to give a good quality of life to all our country’s residents,” External link

timesofmalta Wednesday, September 2, 2020 8:24:00 PM EAT

Ian Borg said : "our ports are essential, both for our daily lives as well as for our economy. The shipping sector has proven its strength and determination when during the difficult months we had, they kept supplying us, our hospitals and essential shops with all we needed. We are speaking about an industry that generates around 14 per cent of the Gross Domestic Product, while creating thousands of value-added jobs. It was therefore more than appropriate to ensure that we help this industry to get back on its feet. Government appreciates and acknowledges the value of workers and industries. We will continue talking, listening and working hand in hand towards more growth and progress for the benefit of all" External link

mondaq Tuesday, August 25, 2020 3:31:00 PM EAT

Ian Borg added : "the maritime industry remains an economic pillar that generates more than 14% of the Gross Domestic Product and value added jobs, and the government is committed to continue participating in dialogue and investing in workers and technology towards the retention of standards of quality, reputation and confidence achieved by this registry" External link

mondaq Tuesday, August 25, 2020 12:24:00 PM EAT

Ian Borg said : “Connectivity is an important aspect in our lives, not least for Gozitans,” “We are committed to continue investing holistically in the infrastructure and transport sectors, because these go hand in hand” External link

gozonews Friday, August 7, 2020 5:42:00 PM EAT

Ian Borg said : “We are striving to create quality, confidence and a good reputation in the industry, by not only seeking out quantity but quality vessels to enrich the fleet,” External link

timesofmalta Friday, July 31, 2020 12:06:00 PM EAT

Ian Borg said : “Such an investment goes hand in hand with the government’s efforts to invest in public transport for more efficient connections, incentives towards cleaner means of transport like electric cars, and other infrastructural work that not only improves road safety and efficiency but which also considers aesthetic aspects of places like our capital city,” External link

MaltaToday Monday, July 27, 2020 8:12:00 PM EAT

Ian Borg said : “Transport Malta’s Maritime Enforcement squadron is vital and helps maintain discipline at sea. Until now, the team has already inspected over 1,000 vessels, issued close to 300 contraventions and over 100 warnings. Transport Malta is constantly investing in this squad’s assets and its members, both through training its officials and also in its equipment,” External link

MaltaToday Thursday, July 9, 2020 3:26:00 PM EAT

Ian Borg said : “The facilities will help in attracting international clubs to carry out their training regimes in Malta, as we have seen in previous years,” External link

MaltaToday Friday, July 3, 2020 6:28:00 PM EAT

Ian Borg said : "Our infrastructural dream is to have a road network planned as a chain of routes and not isolated roads and junctions. We turned that dream into a plan and today it is becoming real. The Santa Luċija tunnels project is an investment that continues to build on the interventions we made in the last three years, starting from Pembroke and ending in Birzebbugia. Here we have another example of a holistic project that considers infrastructural investment from the aspects of congestion, safety and facilities for sustainable transport. We will remain committed to investing in the highest quality infrastructure" External link

MaltaIndipendent Thursday, June 25, 2020 12:10:00 AM EAT

Ian Borg said : “On Monday we have a meeting of the executive where we will be discussing the way forward. I am a very busy minister and will serve wherever the party, the leader and the country need me,” External link

timesofmalta Friday, June 19, 2020 5:35:00 PM EAT

Ian Borg said ( about Toni Abela ) : “I had been the person who nominated lawyer and now-magistrate Toni Abela in 2008 so that the deputy leader for party affairs could be someone who focuses on the party and who does not contest general elections,” External link

timesofmalta Friday, June 19, 2020 5:35:00 PM EAT

Ian Borg said : “The success of road safety is in the collaboration of all stakeholders,” “You cannot have safe roads if you do not build roads safely and you cannot be safe on the roads if regulators do not uphold certain standards and if enforcement officers and first responders are not well-equipped” External link

timesofmalta Monday, June 15, 2020 8:54:00 PM EAT

Ian Borg stated : “We can now see further progress on a project that will give more equal opportunities to Gozitans,” External link

gozonews Thursday, June 4, 2020 5:11:00 PM EAT

Ian Borg said : “To us that is a resource, not waste and it will remain government property,” External link

MaltaToday Thursday, June 4, 2020 2:34:00 PM EAT

Ian Borg said : “No local council can manage the costs and resources required for such an intervention. At the same time, the residents’ pleas cannot fall on deaf ears as they did for decades. The Government was, is and will remain committed to deliver quality infrastructure to everyone, from the busiest junction of the country to the quietest residential road. "The €700 million project over 7 years is well underway and while we completed around 130 roads in the first year, work is currently ongoing on 50 others and we will work on more roads in the coming months. In the meantime, just as we promised, we are sitting down with local councils and listening to their priorities. "That is why we can say that we have delivered projects such as this one at tad-Dib. We listened to residents, we listened to councils and we worked for their quality of life. Our infrastructural commitment counts for everyone, and we will continue working to raise the standard of living of our country,” External link

MaltaIndipendent Sunday, May 31, 2020 5:19:00 PM EAT

Ian Borg said : “Our infrastructural commitment doesn’t stop it cannot stop because we have a lot to deliver and to implement to witness a tangible improvement in the quality of life of people. Here we have another example of a holistic project which will not only consider the efficiency and safety of vehicles, but also facilities for sustainable means of transport, public transport users and pedestrian use. Another €1.6 million investment is underway nearby at the St Andrew’s Road Junction, while last year we implemented another project a little further down in Spinola and in the future we will be implementing a multimillion investment on the Pembroke-St Julian’s Connection Project,” External link

MaltaIndipendent Friday, May 29, 2020 2:28:00 AM EAT

Ian Borg said : "Our infrastructural commitment doesn’t stop; it cannot stop because we have a lot to deliver and to implement to witness a tangible improvement in the quality of life of people. Here we have another example of a holistic project which will not only consider the efficiency and safety of vehicles, but also facilities for sustainable means of transport, public transport users and pedestrian use," External link

MaltaToday Thursday, May 28, 2020 9:11:00 PM EAT

Ian Borg said : “Thanks to this parking facility we will reduce congestion in the area as people will spend less time trying to find a space for their vehicles, while also reducing issues of double and triple parking. As with other projects of this kind, we are ensuring the inclusion of facilities for electric cars and motorcycles. The rest of the project will then continue embellishing this very popular zone in our country,” External link

MaltaToday Friday, May 22, 2020 9:05:00 PM EAT

Ian Borg said : “These projects will breathe new life into the South of Malta less congestion, improved air quality, more efficient and safer connections. We are also seeing to the incorporation of pedestrian and cycling facilities. This includes a safe cycling route connecting Luqa, Santa Luċija, Tarxien, Paola, Marsa and Qormi, thanks to a number of completed projects in the area and as part of these two projects which are quickly advancing. Our infrastructural commitment is holistic and extends to the benefit of all road users, from private vehicles to buses, from cyclists to pedestrians. We will continue working hard to deliver more projects to Maltese and Gozitan people towards proper infrastructure and a better quality of life,” External link

MaltaIndipendent Saturday, May 16, 2020 11:58:00 PM EAT

Ian Borg said : “This Government’s commitment is to provide better infrastructure for our country and our people. We want our infrastructure, whether roads, public or maritime, to improve the standard of living of our country while strengthening our touristic product,” External link

gozonews Thursday, May 14, 2020 5:52:00 PM EAT

Ian Borg said : “The pandemic we are facing has brought about new realities that nobody could foresee, but it has given us the opportunity to look at new aspects and think about them. We saw empty squares and streets in our towns and villages, without cars and we learned to appreciate the beauty of this too,” External link

gozonews Wednesday, May 6, 2020 5:58:00 PM EAT

Ian Borg explained : “At the same time, people from the same localities will be encouraged to walk to the squares or use public transport and this will continue to help reduce traffic, thus further contributing to a reduction in air pollution,” External link

gozonews Wednesday, May 6, 2020 5:58:00 PM EAT

Ian Borg said : “The pandemic we are facing has brought about new realities that nobody could foresee, but it has given us the opportunity to look at new aspects and think about them. We saw empty squares and streets in our towns and villages, without cars, and we learned to appreciate the beauty of this too. So why shouldn’t we work for these zones to be car free at certain times and on certain days, so that open spaces can be physically appreciated by people in an environment with improved air quality, while giving businesses the possibility of providing their services after a negative period because of Covid-19?” External link

bay Wednesday, May 6, 2020 2:43:00 PM EAT

Ian Borg explained : “Entities and clubs within the localities can meet to hold musical and theatrical productions. These activities can give new life to our villages which, unfortunately, are no longer what they were in the past. At the same time, people from the same localities will be encouraged to walk to the squares or use public transport and this will continue to help reduce traffic, thus further contributing to a reduction in air pollution,” External link

bay Wednesday, May 6, 2020 2:43:00 PM EAT

Ian Borg said : “This decision shows once again the government’s willingness to support the UOM and the belief that the University of Malta plays a fundamental role in Maltese society this move will help put the university on equal footing with universities aboard,” External link

MaltaToday Wednesday, April 29, 2020 1:44:00 PM EAT

Ian Borg said : "These measures alone are not enough. We won't be reaching all the objectives and vision that the government has for the transport sector but they will help," External link

timesofmalta Friday, April 24, 2020 5:51:00 PM EAT

Ian Borg said : “This project is as important as that of the Marsa Junction because not only will it build on the Marsa Junction Project so that thousands of people that live or work in the South of Malta will be able to travel in less time and thus more serenely, but also because we have seen to the maximisation of the benefits that the Santa Luċija Tunnels project will bring. We have looked at the needs of the residents of the area and we are therefore improving access for those who walk, cycle and for persons with disability, along with the plans to improve an open space – the jogging track in Santa Luċija” External link

bay Monday, April 13, 2020 4:50:00 PM EAT

Ian Borg said : "It is important to continue investing in projects that protect and conserve our cultural treasures. Shrines and statues, especially these in our capital city, have a long story that goes back to the time of the Knights, and they hold an important place in our culture. Thanks to this investment, we have continued to improve the architectural quality of a unique city, both for the residents, as well as for the touristic product we offer. Around this time of the year, many normally came to visit these shrines and statues with their family, but there will be another season when we can enjoy this priceless work," External link

MaltaIndipendent Friday, April 10, 2020 1:26:00 AM EAT

Ian Borg said : “It will start with planning and the zone’s development for artistic and cultural activities in an open space,” External link

MaltaToday Sunday, March 22, 2020 2:00:00 PM EAT

Ian Borg said : “Unlike what happened when the government enacted legal notices on billboards and e-scooters, which the Opposition had challenged in parliament, the construction regulations were not attacked,” External link

timesofmalta Tuesday, March 10, 2020 8:35:00 PM EAT

Ian Borg said : “The current priority must remain the family of Miriam Pace,” External link

MaltaToday Tuesday, March 3, 2020 12:29:00 PM EAT

Ian Borg said : “Life been brought back into the Capital with economic activity here booming as more residents are choosing to live here,” External link

timesofmalta Thursday, February 27, 2020 1:51:00 PM EAT

Ian Borg concluded : “We want to be proactive and that is what we are doing. We will continue investing to see that our country is safer, from coastal zones to the roads in our villages. The Public Works Department’s work remains valuable and, as a Ministry, we will continue investing resources and energy in our communities. We will continue planning, working and delivering more of such projects towards a better quality of life for all our communities,” External link

MaltaIndipendent Wednesday, February 26, 2020 7:34:00 PM EAT

Ian Borg said : “The greatest satisfaction is that thanks to this work we already have thousands of families who have started benefitting from high quality residential roads and a better living environment. The greatest satisfaction is that in the six coming years all families will be experiencing this” External link

MaltaIndipendent Tuesday, February 25, 2020 2:41:00 PM EAT

Ian Borg said : “Today the page has turned, and we are witnessing more efficient work through collective tenders, longer-term planning, because we consult with entities to avoid doubling the work and the inconvenience, work that considers the comfort of residents and divides longer roads into phases. We have set up an agency that is working efficiently; apart from these roads during this last year it implemented extensive emergency works on around 85 roads, including surfacing, repairs, pavements and water catchment system improvements, until these get their turn in this project as well” External link

MaltaIndipendent Tuesday, February 25, 2020 2:41:00 PM EAT

Ian Borg said : “Our commitment to our country’s infrastructure is holistic. Everyone is equally important; the farmer using rural roads, the driver using main junctions and the resident living in a Maltese town or village. We are determined to continue delivering an improvement in quality of life for everyone and success in people’s homes with non-stop work” External link

MaltaIndipendent Tuesday, February 25, 2020 2:41:00 PM EAT

Ian Borg said : "I am proud of every project I was involved in as mayor, parliamentary secretary and now minister. The integrity I adopted throughout speaks for itself in the successes achieved," External link

MaltaToday Tuesday, February 18, 2020 10:32:00 PM EAT

Ian Borg said : “With this project we will strengthen the major access route for the localities of Kirkop, Mqabba, Qrendi, Żurrieq, Safi, Gudja, Luqa and Birżebbuġa,” External link

MaltaToday Tuesday, February 18, 2020 4:27:00 PM EAT

Ian Borg said : “Around 49% of the population lives in the vicinity of the Grand Harbour, and as studies have shown the amount of pollution emitted by the cruise liners is very high, therefore we are looking at a project that will be improving the well-being of nearly half the population,” External link

MaltaToday Tuesday, February 4, 2020 2:11:00 PM EAT

Ian Borg said : "This is the biggest environmental intervention in the south since the closure of the Marsa power station," External link

timesofmalta Tuesday, February 4, 2020 12:42:00 PM EAT

Ian Borg said : “And therefore, as we are doing with each project, we did not look only at the needs of the road users, but we analysed how we can continue building on the project so as to reach more objectives and maximised the investment implemented. Today, the urban locality of Msida and the residents of this locality are benefiting from a new green space with the planting of 459 indigenous trees that are complementing some pre-existing holm oaks in an adjacent landscaped area, which will now form part of the same grove ” External link

MaltaIndipendent Friday, January 31, 2020 6:47:00 PM EAT

Ian Borg concluded : “The sheer number of trees that we planted in 2019 was not a one-off project. In fact, Infrastructure Malta is planning to continue planting many more trees in 2020 and beyond. This effort is an ongoing commitment. Because the objective of the government is not only to deliver infrastructural projects on our roads but we want to deliver also more open spaces to our communities, we want to create new green lungs in urban centres, for a better air quality, for a better quality of life” External link

MaltaIndipendent Friday, January 31, 2020 6:47:00 PM EAT

Ian Borg said : “I have not been informed regarding the archaeological findings; I am aware that there were some articles regarding this, but I do not know the necessary details to be able to answer you,” External link

MaltaIndipendent Friday, January 24, 2020 6:04:00 PM EAT

Ian Borg said : “We are planning to introduce another 60 aircrafts, so that we will have 460 registered aircraft and we already have applicants showing interest in applying,” External link

MaltaIndipendent Friday, January 24, 2020 6:04:00 PM EAT

Ian Borg explained : “Aviation is an important part of Transport Malta, and we are constantly developing new plans to contribute to the growth of the sector,” External link

MaltaIndipendent Friday, January 24, 2020 6:04:00 PM EAT

Ian Borg said : “The subway will be wide and well-lit and will have a tea shop at street level, public toilets and other passenger facilities,” External link

MaltaToday Thursday, January 16, 2020 1:12:00 PM EAT

Ian Borg explained : "I will stand by the party's statement, the party assured that there are no irregularities and I have no reason to doubt the party," External link

MaltaIndipendent Friday, January 10, 2020 5:49:00 PM EAT

Ian Borg explained : “The government’s vision is to get to a point where public transport is completely free of charge for everyone,” External link

MaltaIndipendent Friday, January 10, 2020 5:49:00 PM EAT

Ian Borg concluded : “We understand and appreciate that this capital project brings with it a number of discussions and there are therefore a number of environmental, economic and social safeguards. But we have to continue working tirelessly to deliver this important infrastructure that is being planned with a social spirit and on the principle of equity,” External link

gozonews Thursday, January 9, 2020 6:12:00 PM EAT

Ian Borg said : “This is a resource. It is State material and might be material that is needed by other industries. The Environment and Resources Authority will have to agree with the government on where it will be used or where it would be thrown away,” External link

MaltaToday Thursday, January 9, 2020 1:25:00 PM EAT

Ian Borg said : “I served as a person responsible for European funds and was responsible for the biggest infrastructural budgets of this country in the last two-and-a-half years. I always saw that there will be no shadow cast on any project,” External link

MaltaToday Monday, January 6, 2020 7:15:00 PM EAT

Ian Borg said ( about Chris Said ) : “Last April, the government and the Opposition came together in a historic vote in favour of this project. The Opposition changed its views, apart from Chris Said, and to this day we don’t know who is truly in favour or against,” External link

MaltaToday Monday, January 6, 2020 7:15:00 PM EAT

Ian Borg said : “The point is that the government was committed to issue the call at the end of last year. Now, we’re in the first few days of the new year and I am informed that Infrastructure Malta and the Contracts Department will issue more details in the coming days,” External link

MaltaToday Monday, January 6, 2020 7:15:00 PM EAT

Ian Borg said : “I served as a person responsible for European funds and was responsible for the biggest infrastructural budgets of this country in the last two-and-a-half years. I always saw that there will be no shadow cast on any project,” External link

MaltaToday Monday, January 6, 2020 4:09:00 PM EAT

Ian Borg said ( about Chris Said ) : “Last April, the government and the Opposition came together in a historic vote in favour of this project. The Opposition changed its views, apart from Chris Said, and to this day we don’t know who is truly in favour or against,” External link

MaltaToday Monday, January 6, 2020 4:09:00 PM EAT

Ian Borg said : “The point is that the government was committed to issue the call at the end of last year. Now, we’re in the first few days of the new year and I am informed that Infrastructure Malta and the Contracts Department will issue more details in the coming days,” External link

MaltaToday Monday, January 6, 2020 4:09:00 PM EAT

Ian Borg said : “This year has been defined by several important reforms in every sector, particularly the building and construction sector, which has witnessed a lot of growth in these past years thanks to a strong economy that has increased demand even in this sector,” External link

gozonews Wednesday, December 18, 2019 2:00:00 AM EAT

Ian Borg concluded : “And for the construction sector, work is underway for all Maltese and Gozitan people – we are witnessing hard work on regulations for this industry while we look ahead to open a public consultation about the draft law which will set up the Authority in the coming weeks,” External link

gozonews Wednesday, December 18, 2019 2:00:00 AM EAT

Ian Borg said : “Today we are here because these reforms are resulting in benefits for everyone and we can now facilitate life for Gozitans, we will see more efficiency and the same accessibility for everyone,” External link

gozonews Wednesday, December 18, 2019 2:00:00 AM EAT

Ian Borg said : “We will be witnessing more tangible improvements in travelling times and air quality for thousands of people who live, work and visit the south of the country,” External link

MaltaToday Monday, December 9, 2019 4:09:00 PM EAT

Ian Borg said : “I think these are circumstances in which, the government, and those that work hard and I consider myself one who works hard we are disappointed with what happened. We could have kept going on with the rhythm of work. Work is going ahead but it is not a positive atmosphere and I join their [my Cabinet colleagues’] comments,” External link

timesofmalta Monday, December 9, 2019 2:23:00 PM EAT

Ian Borg said : “Nominations open today and close on Wednesday. Two people have already put forward their names; let us see if others will also come forward” External link

MaltaToday Monday, December 9, 2019 1:59:00 PM EAT

Ian Borg replied ( about Robert Abela ) : “I cannot comment on what Robert Abela said. All candidates will have a chance to speak to the media and you should ask him about his statement. I had many people asking me to contest and I was understanding there could have been support for one candidature,” External link

MaltaToday Monday, December 9, 2019 1:59:00 PM EAT

Ian Borg said : “The commitment towards higher quality, more efficient and safer infrastructure continues. 2019 was the year during which we invested €64 million in 14 projects on arterial roads. And our work continues. We cannot forget that this artery has already benefitted from a €5 million investment last year where the bypass was rebuilt and widened, a project that led to a 42% reduction in travelling time” External link

MaltaIndipendent Friday, December 6, 2019 6:55:00 PM EAT

Ian Borg concluded : “Today we are here because this is a Government that does not look at road infrastructure improvements as the implementation of a layer of asphalt over the mess underneath. This is a Government that wants true improvement. And that is why we want to see improvements in the road surface but above all improvements in everything passing beneath the road, whether it is foundations or services and improvements even with regard to road safety. We are here because it is no longer a time when infrastructural projects begin and end and remain that way for decades, as if roads are not a dynamic and living things. Because today we constantly work to see to the improvement of everything we have already done, and we plan projects holistically. Because when we say that we are committed to deliver benefits to the people, we are truly working to deliver what we promise and that includes the highest quality infrastructure” External link

MaltaIndipendent Friday, December 6, 2019 6:55:00 PM EAT

Ian Borg said : “What does Adrian Delia think on ‘biċċa blogger’ as he used to described Daphne Caruana Galizia,” External link

timesofmalta Tuesday, December 3, 2019 3:17:00 PM EAT

Ian Borg claimed : “the Prime Minister’s head on a plate” External link

MaltaToday Friday, November 29, 2019 12:56:00 AM EAT

Ian Borg declared : “The Prime Minister would be abdicating from his political responsibility if he packed up and left” External link

MaltaToday Friday, November 29, 2019 12:56:00 AM EAT

Ian Borg said : “For all the challenges which the country is facing, the Labour Party is far more united and far better than the Nationalist Party in terms of being able to solve them,” External link

MaltaToday Friday, November 29, 2019 12:56:00 AM EAT

Ian Borg said : “I told the authority I will not be defending any illegalities,” External link

timesofmalta Sunday, November 10, 2019 10:06:00 AM EAT

Ian Borg said : "This project is already bearing the desired fruit. More than half a million people have used the flyover we opened, more than half a million people have already saved 12,000 hours of traffic. We are speaking about people that were always forgotten, but this government chose not to forget them and our vision for our country is wider and looks further, because we will not stop with this junction," External link

MaltaToday Saturday, November 9, 2019 5:43:00 PM EAT

Ian Borg explained : "Many use the flyover daily, which it has helped those residents in the South especially. The whole flyover should be ready before the original set date and by the end of this week we should be seeing more progress in the works," External link

MaltaIndipendent Friday, November 8, 2019 2:46:00 PM EAT

Ian Borg asked : “We are using the local plans which were approved in 2006. Are these still reflecting the current needs of the country?” External link

MaltaToday Friday, November 8, 2019 12:52:00 AM EAT

Ian Borg said : “Like every other policy, it had parts that worked very well, and others that did not work so well. That is why I asked for a revision, and I expect to have a redrafted version soon,” External link

timesofmalta Wednesday, November 6, 2019 2:46:00 PM EAT

Ian Borg said : “This committee... met around six times and could not find consensus... if I want to do something I will meet six times a week,” External link

MaltaToday Wednesday, November 6, 2019 1:53:00 PM EAT

Ian Borg said : “The answer is no and no,” External link

MaltaToday Tuesday, November 5, 2019 4:22:00 PM EAT

Ian Borg said : “When someone resigns, he writes a resignation letter and presents it. He has not yet presented this letter, and when he does I will accept it in order for him to move to another authority,” External link

MaltaToday Tuesday, November 5, 2019 4:22:00 PM EAT

Ian Borg said : “There are days when you agree with everything, and that worries you, and there are days when you don’t agree on anything,” External link

MaltaToday Tuesday, November 5, 2019 4:22:00 PM EAT

Ian Borg said : “I haven’t received anything yet, and around a month ago I wrote to them again. Now I hope that whoever is in charge will present to me a good draft which improves on the irregularities which one might find, while keeping what has functioned properly,” External link

MaltaToday Tuesday, November 5, 2019 4:22:00 PM EAT

Ian Borg said : "Robert Arrigo is the latest acquisition in the fake news team of the Nationalist Party. He says he wants to be Cristiano Ronaldo but he has just scored an own goal," External link

MaltaToday Monday, November 4, 2019 8:42:00 PM EAT

Ian Borg said : "A shirtless Ronaldo is still a Ronaldo. Arrigo is still Arrigo, and that expansion joint is still the same one designed by architect Toni Bezzina," "The apparent small rocks falling from the flyover are nothing more than deliberate material, such as light foam, that is temporarily in place before the expansion joint is installed in the coming weeks" External link

MaltaToday Monday, November 4, 2019 8:42:00 PM EAT

Ian Borg said : "Robert Arrigo is the latest acquisition in the fake news team of the Nationalist Party. He says he wants to be Cristiano Ronaldo but he has just scored an own goal," External link

MaltaToday Monday, November 4, 2019 6:29:00 PM EAT

Ian Borg said : "A shirtless Ronaldo is still a Ronaldo. Arrigo is still Arrigo, and that expansion joint is still the same one designed by architect Toni Bezzina," "The apparent small rocks falling from the flyover are nothing more than deliberate material, such as light foam, that is temporarily in place before the expansion joint is installed in the coming weeks" External link

MaltaToday Monday, November 4, 2019 6:29:00 PM EAT

Ian Borg said : “It is a concept that brings together something very nostalgic for us Maltese and something we are looking at for our future sustainability, alternative means, electromobility. I commend Architect Mizzi and his team for this impeccable design joining culture and progress and I hope that in the future this design can be tangibly realised. We look forward to more progress in this sector for a service that is always better and always more sustainable, while reiterating our commitment as a Government towards more investment and incentives so that more and more people consider public transport as their preferred means of transport,” External link

MaltaIndipendent Tuesday, October 15, 2019 6:20:00 PM EAT

Ian Borg said : “At the same time we have to accept that the world moves on, and we need to keep up with progress. Today we have a public transport service that’s bringing a lot of results while serving more than 150,000 passengers a day, a service that has been subject to several reforms by this government leading to positive results, including a substantial increase in usage,” External link

MaltaToday Saturday, October 12, 2019 11:45:00 AM EAT

Ian Borg said : “We cannot forget our point of departure a few months ago we had a piece of land belonging to the people with remains of a concrete plant that was not being used, a situation that only meant losses for the people. In May we began the process to take back this site and today we are here with a clear plan of the road ahead, a plan that has considered essential elements health, alternative means, entertainment, sport, new recreational experiences, and the regeneration of others. We have a solid plan by the Public Works Department, a plan that will give back much more than we are investing, because it will return to us improvements in quality of life thanks to quality experiences,” External link

MaltaIndipendent Tuesday, October 8, 2019 5:21:00 PM EAT

Ian Borg concluded : “We want a more beautiful Malta and a better Malta, the best Malta we can have to leave to future generations and tangible improvements in the quality of life of Maltese people today. We look ahead to the concerned Authority’s decision and eventually to the implementation of this project for the people with a truly Maltese heart,” External link

MaltaIndipendent Tuesday, October 8, 2019 5:21:00 PM EAT

Ian Borg said : “I believe the focus shouldn’t be on how one particular review board interprets policy, but policy should be clear enough for everyone,” External link

timesofmalta Wednesday, October 2, 2019 6:42:00 PM EAT

Ian Borg said : “I admit, some of our policies are outdated, but the question is whether they guarantee legal certainty for developers. Consider the Fuel Stations Policy, for examplewe are still waiting for this to be processed, still waiting for a policy paper to regulate planning of fuel stations. While we reformed the Planning Authority and created the Environment and Resources Authority, a year and a half for this to be reformed is too long a time,” External link

MaltaToday Wednesday, October 2, 2019 2:29:00 PM EAT

Ian Borg said : "The best choice is to incentivise each mode of transport so that the country can move forward in the mobility sector" External link

MaltaIndipendent Thursday, September 19, 2019 10:36:00 AM EAT

Ian Borg said : “We have always worked together, but this affirms our collaboration,” External link

MaltaToday Tuesday, September 10, 2019 7:37:00 PM EAT

Ian Borg told : “When we talk about unbridled construction, [this] is the result of the fact that in 2006, when the PN was in government, it added wide stretches of land to development zones, so I understand why environmentalists don’t want to be joined by people from the PN,” External link

MaltaToday Monday, September 9, 2019 8:32:00 AM EAT

Ian Borg told : "When we talk about unbridled construction, [this] is the result of the fact that in 2006, when the PN was in government, it added wide stretches of land to development zones, so I understand why environmentalists don't want to be joined by people from the PN," External link

MaltaToday Friday, September 6, 2019 7:23:00 PM EAT

Ian Borg insisted ( about Joseph Muscat ) : "The protest concentrates on construction and what we have today is the result of a lack of planning in 2006. It's important to remember that the Labour Party, led by Prime Minister Joseph Muscat did not extend the boundary of development zones, not even by a metre," External link

MaltaToday Friday, September 6, 2019 7:23:00 PM EAT

Ian Borg said : "I think that the government has already shown in various ways that the environment is sensitive and a priority. We do, however, need to communicate our work better... we are investing a lot in infrastructure but we are creating balance because by the end of the year we would have planted 6,700 trees to compensate for the 800 trees that we had no choice but to uproot," External link

MaltaToday Friday, September 6, 2019 7:23:00 PM EAT

Ian Borg said : "There is a revision going on where NGOs are part of a committee designed to investigate the policy. I am of the understanding that this commitee is working to see what worked and what didn't with this policy," External link

MaltaToday Friday, September 6, 2019 7:23:00 PM EAT

Ian Borg told : "When we talk about unbridled construction, [this] is the result of the fact that in 2006, when the PN was in government, it added wide stretches of land to development zones, so I understand why environmentalists don't want to be joined by people from the PN," External link

MaltaToday Friday, September 6, 2019 3:05:00 PM EAT

Ian Borg insisted ( about Joseph Muscat ) : "The protest concentrates on construction and what we have today is the result of a lack of planning in 2006. It's important to remember that the Labour Party, led by Prime Minister Joseph Muscat did not extend the boundary of development zones, not even by a metre," External link

MaltaToday Friday, September 6, 2019 3:05:00 PM EAT

Ian Borg said : "I think that the government has already shown in various ways that the environment is sensitive and a priority. We do, however, need to communicate our work better... we are investing a lot in infrastructure but we are creating balance because by the end of the year we would have planted 6,700 trees to compensate for the 800 trees that we had no choice but to uproot," External link

MaltaToday Friday, September 6, 2019 3:05:00 PM EAT

Ian Borg said : "There is a revision going on where NGOs are part of a committee designed to investigate the policy. I am of the understanding that this commitee is working to see what worked and what didn't with this policy," External link

MaltaToday Friday, September 6, 2019 3:05:00 PM EAT

Ian Borg said : "This creates a compromise for whoever wants to travel to Luqa, Paola, Tarxien and Santa Lucija using a bicycle or otherwise. There is also the Addolorata cemetery in the vicinity and previously most people weren't be able to walk from Luqa to the cemetery. Our land has its limitations," External link

MaltaToday Friday, September 6, 2019 12:53:00 PM EAT

Ian Borg said : “It is fundamental to attain balance. I believe our vision is holistic and considers progress and development as an opportunity to improve quality of life, while insisting that this can only be true if we develop sustainably. We are sensitive to the environment around us. We want our children to have spaces where they can play. We want to enjoy open spaces. We want our country to have lungs. But this means nothing if air quality continues to deteriorate because of congestion,” External link

MaltaIndipendent Thursday, September 5, 2019 8:38:00 AM EAT

Ian Borg concluded ( about The Hon ) : “The projects being carried out in arterial roads are not only drastically reducing emissions but include in their designs landscaped areas so that our country’s residents can have a more beautiful environment to travel through. And we are not stopping at roads. Here we can see hard work towards open spaces, like the work that will focus on the Malta National Park that will give all Maltese and Gozitan people a most beautiful place where they can disconnect from fast-paced day to day life. We want to look at every obstacle as an opportunity to contribute to a better environment and we are committed to continue doing this,” External link

MaltaIndipendent Thursday, September 5, 2019 8:38:00 AM EAT

Ian Borg said : “It is good to have organisations voicing their concern, and the government will be discussing their demands,” External link

MaltaToday Wednesday, September 4, 2019 12:48:00 PM EAT

Ian Borg said : “When you have a vehicle that can go up to these speeds, it’s important to have it supplied with headlights and taillights. The Transport Malta document looks at security. I cannot understand how anyone going at 40km/hr can expect not to be equipped with basics like lights, for example,” External link

MaltaToday Monday, September 2, 2019 12:55:00 PM EAT

Ian Borg said : “As a country with so many mobility challenges due to the limited space, as well as limited alternatives, we cannot afford to ban innovative means of transport, that are also cheaper and pollute less,” External link

MaltaToday Monday, September 2, 2019 12:55:00 PM EAT

Ian Borg said : “all studies concluded so far were published months ago immediately after Parliament unanimously voted for this project” External link

gozonews Friday, August 30, 2019 5:27:00 PM EAT

Ian Borg said : “Less than 24 hours after we planted around 100 new Aleppo Pines at the Saqqajja Hill, some people saw fit to steal one of them,” External link

MaltaToday Saturday, August 24, 2019 11:41:00 AM EAT

Ian Borg said : “The PN tried to deceive and stoke fear by peddling a lie that we are going to remove the trees along Saqqajja Hill. We never had this in mind. For many years, every time a tree died or was removed in this road, nobody bothered to replace it,” External link

MaltaToday Wednesday, August 21, 2019 2:18:00 PM EAT

Ian Borg said : “The setting up of this agency was the next step before we finally set up the Authority in the near future,” External link

MaltaToday Thursday, August 8, 2019 1:00:00 PM EAT

Ian Borg said : “These new buses will continue to improve the efficiency of our public transport system,” External link

MaltaToday Friday, August 2, 2019 8:14:00 PM EAT

Ian Borg said : “We wanted to make sure that the new buses are up to date with the current standards, such as having such facilities makes the prospect of using public transport more appealing,” External link

MaltaToday Friday, August 2, 2019 8:14:00 PM EAT

Ian Borg said : “In order to start fixing the traffic problem, we need to teach young people to use public transport, to use public transport on daily basis instead of choosing their personal car,” External link

MaltaToday Friday, August 2, 2019 8:14:00 PM EAT

Ian Borg said : “Yes, we do need to continue implementing big projects like the Central Link and the Marsa junction, but we will keep working on making the use of public transport, like buses and ferries, more appealing to people,” External link

MaltaToday Friday, August 2, 2019 8:14:00 PM EAT

Ian Borg said : “The Government believes that the fishermen cannot keep on suffering from the consequences brought about by storms. Therefore we will be investing in the maritime infrastructure in this zone. The boats of these fishermen which they use to earn their living every day are important for the government, the economic activities around the coast of this picturesque village are also important so we remain committed to invest in this project so that it is implemented in the months to come and finally the locality of Marsaxlokk and the fishermen can start benefiting from this project,” External link

MaltaIndipendent Friday, August 2, 2019 5:08:00 PM EAT

Ian Borg said : “These new buses will continue to improve the efficiency of our public transport system,” External link

MaltaToday Friday, August 2, 2019 12:51:00 PM EAT

Ian Borg said : “We wanted to make sure that the new buses are up to date with the current standards, such as having such facilities makes the prospect of using public transport more appealing,” External link

MaltaToday Friday, August 2, 2019 12:51:00 PM EAT

Ian Borg said : “In order to start fixing the traffic problem, we need to teach young people to use public transport, to use public transport on daily basis instead of choosing their personal car,” External link

MaltaToday Friday, August 2, 2019 12:51:00 PM EAT

Ian Borg said : “Yes, we do need to continue implementing big projects like the Central Link and the Marsa junction, but we will keep working on making the use of public transport, like buses and ferries, more appealing to people,” External link

MaltaToday Friday, August 2, 2019 12:51:00 PM EAT

Ian Borg said : “The project will boost the touristic potential Marsaxlokk has, therefore contributing to the economic activity in the area,” External link

MaltaToday Tuesday, July 30, 2019 3:51:00 PM EAT

Ian Borg said : “The absolute majority of construction sites,” “The law is being understood and implemented” External link

MaltaToday Monday, July 29, 2019 3:07:00 PM EAT

Ian Borg said : “This project needed to, and still needs to, be implemented,” External link

MaltaToday Monday, July 29, 2019 2:03:00 PM EAT

Ian Borg said : “The fact that today you have a situation where 30,000 cars that pass through Balzan, Lija and Attard itself, through their narrow roads, in order to escape the bottleneck of this locality without having the infrastructure that has been planned since at least the 1990s, means that you definitely have more pollution,” External link

MaltaToday Monday, July 29, 2019 2:03:00 PM EAT

Ian Borg said : “We’ve been studying in the past year, through an international firm hired by Transport Malta, the possibility and feasibility of a mass transport system for the island. This would preferably be a metro, because of the challenges of travelling on the surface of the island. This, of course, doesn’t mean that there aren’t also challenges when it comes to an underground travel system,” External link

MaltaToday Friday, July 26, 2019 3:09:00 PM EAT

Ian Borg said : “Today we are on one of the seven projects we studied regarding economic benefits, one of seven projects where for every €1 we invested, our country is receiving €7 back. Today we are here because we implemented a project that is positively affecting more than 2,100 cars passing through here every hour during peak morning and afternoon hours, and we are expecting a reduction of 40% in travelling time. We are here on a project that means less frustration on the road, less emissions, and less dust particles in the air” External link

MaltaIndipendent Friday, July 26, 2019 10:16:00 AM EAT

Ian Borg concluded : “Our work on roads is carried out holistically and comprehensively. Because the challenge of congestion and traffic is complex, and we are committed to address it in several ways which maintain an essential balance. This is the way in which planning and implementation of infrastructure should be done, the way in which we should look at and work on transport. We will continue working on a better quality of life as befits our people” External link

MaltaIndipendent Friday, July 26, 2019 10:16:00 AM EAT

Ian Borg said : “for every €1 invested, the country would be receiving €7 back” External link

MaltaToday Tuesday, July 23, 2019 6:02:00 PM EAT

Ian Borg said : “Today we are here because we implemented a project that is positively affecting more than 2,100 cars passing through here every hour during peak morning and afternoon hours, and we are expecting a reduction of 40% in travelling time,” External link

MaltaToday Tuesday, July 23, 2019 6:02:00 PM EAT

Ian Borg said ( about Victor Axiak ) : “I would like to express solidarity with Professor Victor Axiak who does such a good job on the board,” External link

MaltaToday Friday, July 19, 2019 6:04:00 PM EAT

Ian Borg said : “You and your colleagues the governors of the board have a very big responsibility that comes close to that of parliament and you should be there to scrutinise and inform the state,” External link

MaltaToday Wednesday, July 17, 2019 9:21:00 PM EAT

Ian Borg said ( about Association ) : “Unfortunately, we never had a register underlining the people who are able to render a service in the construction industry. From next Wednesday, the call for registration will initiate and the register will eventually be in the form of a directory enacted by the Building Regulation Office with the cooperation of the Malta Developers Association,” External link

MaltaToday Friday, July 5, 2019 12:06:00 PM EAT

Ian Borg said : “The register will eventually be in the form of a classification. This is not the end of the reform, but with a register, in place, we are ensuring that the construction industry is under some element of regularisation. In the coming weeks, contractors will also be asked to apply for an operating license. By the end of the year, a contractor will be bound to having a license. Otherwise, he would not be able to operate,” External link

MaltaToday Friday, July 5, 2019 12:06:00 PM EAT

Ian Borg said : “After all we also had great success in the superyachts niche, with 90% growth over five years ago. The government will continue investing in ports, marinas, appropriate high-quality infrastructure, and we will continue working hand in hand with the industry” External link

MaltaIndipendent Thursday, July 4, 2019 7:10:00 PM EAT

Ian Borg said : “Now these documents will be uploaded online on the PA website for the sake of transparency and the public at large will be able to comment on them. The public will be able to write letters to the Building Regulation Office (BRO) if it objects to anything within the write-ups,” External link

MaltaToday Monday, July 1, 2019 7:04:00 PM EAT

Ian Borg said : “Something needed to be done. The PA is also assisting the BRO in terms of enforcement because the BRO needs more resourcesthe intention is that within a few months, the government would set up a new authority that will take the enforcement load but in the meantime, the PA is assisting in any way possible,” External link

MaltaToday Monday, July 1, 2019 7:04:00 PM EAT

Ian Borg said : "This shows that the claim that the government has caused all work to grind to a halt is not true," External link

MaltaToday Friday, June 28, 2019 4:21:00 PM EAT

Ian Borg said : "Following a meeting with the Chamber of Engineers and the head of the MCAST engineering faculty [...] we are considering the possibility of other professionals acting as site technical officers. Therefore we are open to adding engineers to schedule 3 of the legal notice [which indicates who can be a site technical officer]," External link

MaltaToday Friday, June 28, 2019 4:21:00 PM EAT

Ian Borg said : “Those who don’t want the responsibility know what they should do... everyone must shoulder responsibility,” External link

MaltaToday Tuesday, June 25, 2019 4:47:00 PM EAT

Ian Borg said : “Those who don’t wish to take on the responsibility can refuse to take on the job but we can’t have contractors working without the supervision of someone warranted by the State,” External link

MaltaToday Tuesday, June 25, 2019 4:47:00 PM EAT

Ian Borg said : “part from these figures, more than 1,000 additional inspections were carried out on commercial boats in Comino’s Blue Lagoon,” External link

gozonews Friday, June 21, 2019 5:39:00 PM EAT

Ian Borg concluded : “I thank Transport Malta workers, especially enforcement officials who work while others are enjoying themselves, and I emphasise once more the importance of being safe at sea. Our life is precious, and we should see to its safety and the safety of the lives of others and take this seriously,” External link

gozonews Friday, June 21, 2019 5:39:00 PM EAT

Ian Borg confirmed : “This effort is appreciated by the United States,” External link

washtimes Friday, June 14, 2019 11:51:00 PM EAT

Ian Borg said : “We would of course like to do this but there has to be some kind of stability first. Humans will always look for a better life,” External link

washtimes Friday, June 14, 2019 11:51:00 PM EAT

Ian Borg said : “Many foreign companies are also moving to Malta,” External link

washtimes Friday, June 14, 2019 11:51:00 PM EAT

Ian Borg said : “We’re at a point where one either uses his private vehicle or the public transport. The buses are already providing for a record number of people, so it’s time to enlarge the bus fleet,” External link

MaltaToday Wednesday, June 5, 2019 8:46:00 PM EAT

Ian Borg said : “Traffic is intermittently stopped while concrete beams are being lifted and deposited on the construction site to avoid dangerous situations on the road. All the beams were constructed here,” External link

MaltaToday Wednesday, June 5, 2019 8:46:00 PM EAT

Ian Borg said : “I fully believe in the importance of giving public spaces to the people and I believe that these public spaces should have a pleasing aesthetic. I think art is one of those things that colour our lives, one of the best ways in which we can identify with our culture,” External link

gozonews Monday, May 13, 2019 2:25:00 PM EAT

Ian Borg said : “As a Ministry, from 2017, we will have given almost 70 new or embellished public spaces to people and I am happy that we also had this initiative to promote the unique identity of these communities while giving space to the artists to express their vision,” External link

gozonews Monday, May 13, 2019 2:25:00 PM EAT

Ian Borg told : “This sort of initiative serves, in my opinion, multiple purposes, providing social housing directly in the community where it is needed most, upgrading buildings that could be causing damage to third parties and injecting life into areas that could do with some help,” External link

timesofmalta Monday, May 13, 2019 2:23:00 PM EAT

Ian Borg said : “This has been a week where we saw a considerable amount of open space projects being implemented or announced. And therefore once again we are seeing how this Government is committed to deliver projects that bring a number of benefits to our communities. This would not have been possible if our country was not experiencing the economic success that it is registering, success which this government is passing on to the people through the various projects and initiatives it is implementing,” External link

MaltaIndipendent Monday, May 13, 2019 1:16:00 PM EAT

Ian Borg concluded : “I think that the Government is doing good work in its work towards public spaces of a constantly improving quality. As a Ministry, from 2017, we will have given almost 70 new or embellished public spaces to people and I am happy that we also had this initiative to promote the unique identity of these communities while giving space to the artists to express their vision. Our communities are close to our hearts and I feel that we represent them better when we create spaces that improve the quality of life and standard of living of the people,” External link

MaltaIndipendent Monday, May 13, 2019 1:16:00 PM EAT

Ian Borg said : “For years, this site was only used for dumping, a fact that drew little attention from the people. However, this Government noticed and took action so that this site could be given back to the people, and we were not satisfied giving it back to them in the state it was in. To the contrary, like always, we saw how we could give added value to this site, how we could give the highest quality infrastructure to people who deserve it, how to achieve the maximum benefits from the space we have taken back,” External link

MaltaIndipendent Saturday, May 11, 2019 7:07:00 AM EAT

Ian Borg said : “The Malta National Park is a place where our families will be able to spend an entire day, as they will experience one thing after the other in a tranquil place away from busy everyday life, a project towards more work-life balance, because we believe that Malta and the Maltese people deserve all that is good and positive. Today we are here because this Government wants to give Maltese people everything they deserve, because this Government cares about families, youths, the elderly, children. This is the Government that cares about the people’s quality of life. From 2017, as a Ministry, we will have given the people almost 70 new or improved open spaces and today we are announcing the largest one a national open space to be enjoyed by everyone, where our diverse communities can come together and meet to enjoy our environment with facilities befitting the people of a leading country,” External link

MaltaIndipendent Saturday, May 11, 2019 7:07:00 AM EAT

Ian Borg said : “This will be the biggest green capital project in our country, and will see the development on an area the size of around 63 football grounds,” External link

MaltaToday Friday, May 10, 2019 2:01:00 PM EAT

Ian Borg said : “We cannot be credible in boasting about our surplus if we leave our country’s infrastructure behind,” External link

MaltaToday Thursday, May 9, 2019 3:21:00 PM EAT

Ian Borg concluded : "We could only dream about such success up to a few years ago and we did not achieve it overnight. The achievements we have made in this sector resulted from determination, consistency, proactivity and a long-term plan. It is necessary to continue pushing for more and more growth and achievement while ensuring that we have skilled personnel working in this important sector”. “The Government's commitment will always remain to witness improvements in the economy and in every sector, towards a better quality of life for the people and more success for our businesses and our country," External link

investineu Wednesday, May 8, 2019 3:52:00 PM EAT

Ian Borg said : "Between January and March of this year, 4,000 inspections of buses and bus equipment took place. In various localities, further spot checks are carried out to make sure the buses do not take on more passengers than they are certified to carry. Transport Malta also carries out spot checks on the cleanliness of public buses. The latter take place in the morning before they start their daily service," External link

MaltaToday Tuesday, May 7, 2019 7:38:00 PM EAT

Ian Borg said : "It's understandable that with such a vast increase of people using public transport, we would face new challenges. The spot checks also help us identify those routes where passengers cannot board because buses are full, which will help us determine whether certain routes require adding more buses to it. A final report was drawn up with details from every locality and it is currently being analysed," External link

MaltaToday Tuesday, May 7, 2019 7:38:00 PM EAT

Ian Borg confirmed : "In 2018, a total of €168,215 in fines were issued. Some of these are still being disputed by the operator and have to do with all kinds of breaches," External link

MaltaToday Tuesday, May 7, 2019 7:38:00 PM EAT

Ian Borg said : “The tunnel now has become a question of credibility. The tunnel will happenthe electorate had taken this decision when it voted for Labour. It is now time for the implementation stage,” External link

MaltaToday Monday, May 6, 2019 5:34:00 PM EAT

Ian Borg said : “There is a process, one which takes a number of weeks,” External link

MaltaToday Monday, May 6, 2019 5:34:00 PM EAT

Ian Borg said : “Apart from these benefits, this project will also lead to improved organisation of the port area as well as aesthetic improvements, and that these benefits will reach a wider segment of people, as this port is also frequented by several residents and tourists in their free time,” External link

gozonews Saturday, May 4, 2019 6:19:00 PM EAT

Ian Borg said : “Today we are here witnessing the hard work being carried out to continue strengthening our connectivity. Today we are here because we can continue seeing growth in the aviation sector, another pillar of the economy which contributes to 2.5% of our country’s Gross Domestic Product. The numbers I mentioned are achievements. But our vision spreads wider than this. We want to turn the 315 aircraft to 400 this year, and the 35 AOCs to 40. This is our plan,” External link

MaltaIndipendent Tuesday, April 23, 2019 12:05:00 PM EAT



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Ian Borg said : “Infrastructure Malta had all the permits it needed” External link

timesofmalta Monday, February 22, 2021 10:31:00 PM EAT

Ian Borg said : "Infrastructure Malta had all the permits it needed. The work of Infrastructure Malta is what it is and is appreciated by a lot of people," External link

timesofmalta Wednesday, February 17, 2021 9:46:00 PM EAT

Ian Borg said : “Lack of investment over the recent years means this place has been left in disrepair,” “Our ministry’s priority is not only infrastructure but also open spaces” External link

timesofmalta Tuesday, February 16, 2021 5:20:00 PM EAT

Ian Borg said : “Along with the local council, we are looking forward to giving this area back to the residents of Żebbuġ in the best condition possible,” External link

timesofmalta Tuesday, February 16, 2021 5:20:00 PM EAT

Ian Borg said : “This government is aware of the potential and reputation that Malta has in the maritime sector and we are committed to maintain this standard as well as improve it. With this initiative and policy to clean the Grand Harbour from these ships, we will also be complementing other interventions such as the Grand Harbour Regeneration Plan as well as other projects such as the Grand Harbour Clean Air Project and the new wharf at Ras Ħanżir. We are aware of the degree that the maritime industry in Malta is a pillar of the national economy and how it generates many jobs and so it is our duty to safeguard it and improve it,” External link

MaltaToday Thursday, January 28, 2021 10:31:00 AM EAT

Ian Borg said : “This Government is aware of the potential and reputation that Malta has in the maritime sector and we are committed to maintain this standard as well as improve it. With this initiative and policy to clean the Grand Harbour from these ships, we will also be complementing other interventions such as the Grand Harbour Regeneration Plan as well as other projects such as the Grand Harbour Clean Air Project and the new wharf at Ras Ħanżir” External link

MaltaIndipendent Wednesday, January 27, 2021 10:58:00 PM EAT

Ian Borg remarked : "We turned that dream into a plan, and today it becomes a reality," External link

MaltaIndipendent Wednesday, January 27, 2021 10:58:00 PM EAT

Ian Borg said : “While we acknowledge the significance of the maritime industry to the economy and encourage activities that guarantee stable employment for many, it is not acceptable to leave vessels rotting in the harbour. Some have been idling in the water for three or four years,” External link

timesofmalta Wednesday, January 27, 2021 6:40:00 PM EAT

Ian Borg said : “This is not about one company or another. I do not want to link an infrastructure project to on particular business or another” External link

timesofmalta Tuesday, January 26, 2021 5:39:00 PM EAT

Ian Borg said : “If you do not have a licence, you cannot operate in the industry. This should happen by the end of the year,” External link

timesofmalta Sunday, January 17, 2021 8:05:00 PM EAT

Ian Borg said : “We have addressed a problem that was disregarded for a long time and which no one wanted to address. But for us, the safety of the people comes before any other interest. As always, we are committed to ensure that we have another infrastructure project of the highest quality and that it is properly delivered to the residents here,” External link

MaltaToday Tuesday, January 12, 2021 3:54:00 PM EAT

Ian Borg told : "Personally, before I decide whether I am for or against a project I first inform myself on the project rather than post my opinion on social media," External link

MaltaToday Monday, December 21, 2020 9:07:00 PM EAT

Ian Borg said : "I come from a family of farmers and they are the last people I want to hurt," External link

MaltaToday Monday, December 21, 2020 9:07:00 PM EAT

Ian Borg explained : "Personally, before I decide whether I am for or against a project I first inform myself on the project rather than post my opinion on social media," External link

timesofmalta Monday, December 21, 2020 5:40:00 PM EAT

Ian Borg said : "I am informed by the Chief Executive of Infrastructure Malta that they attended meetings on the project," "I come from a family of farmers and they are the last people I want to hurt" External link

timesofmalta Monday, December 21, 2020 5:40:00 PM EAT

Ian Borg said : “The reality is I signed three contracts with this person, the first with him, his mother and 14 siblings, a second between him, the property broker ( sensar ) and the notary and a third one between him and his mother and siblings again,” External link

timesofmalta Monday, December 7, 2020 7:32:00 PM EAT

Ian Borg said : “That is what you and your newspaper are saying in the spin you gave to what the court respectfully said” External link

MaltaIndipendent Monday, December 7, 2020 12:34:00 AM EAT

Ian Borg said : “That is what you and your newspaper are saying in the spin you gave to what the court respectfully said” External link

MaltaIndipendent Monday, December 7, 2020 12:34:00 AM EAT

Ian Borg said : “Last time he saw me he told me ‘don’t bother that they tried to interdict me, I still have my vote and I will still vote for you’, with a smile on his face” External link

MaltaIndipendent Monday, December 7, 2020 12:34:00 AM EAT

Ian Borg said : “This government is carrying out an unprecedented upgrade in all of the country's infrastructure and is fully focused on the continuation and completion of works” External link

MaltaIndipendent Sunday, November 22, 2020 2:10:00 PM EAT

Ian Borg said : “Investigations have been launched, but till now we do not know whether any data has been leaked,” External link

MaltaToday Thursday, October 29, 2020 2:44:00 PM EAT

Ian Borg said : “This is why I think that every infrastructural project we do is also an environmental project” External link

MaltaIndipendent Sunday, October 25, 2020 10:12:00 AM EAT

Ian Borg said : “These measures were therefore not subject to a proper impact assessment by the EU institutions. A KPMG study commissioned by the government shows that both these rules are expected to have a negative impact on Malta, making road haulage operations more costly, mainly as a result of Malta’s geographic position, and having also a negative impact on the environment,” External link

MaltaToday Saturday, October 24, 2020 5:16:00 PM EAT

Ian Borg said : “I understand that the public does not receive communication from the department... but the moment it was over we published the contract in full,” External link

timesofmalta Tuesday, October 13, 2020 8:01:00 AM EAT

Ian Borg said : “This area has long exhibited a need for regeneration,” External link

timesofmalta Monday, October 12, 2020 9:48:00 PM EAT

Ian Borg said : “I think you appreciate the fact that no one wants confrontation. There were several reports about the possibility of a protest and FKNK were mature enough to avoid confrontation,” “I think we should be in agreement over this course of action” External link

timesofmalta Monday, October 12, 2020 5:10:00 PM EAT

Ian Borg said : “I understand that the public does not receive communication from the Department... but the moment it was over we published the contract in full,” External link

timesofmalta Monday, October 12, 2020 5:10:00 PM EAT

Ian Borg said : “This is also being done with a number of responsibilities and obligations, because we believe that the natural environment is at the heart of Maltese and Gozitan family life,” External link

gozonews Friday, October 9, 2020 10:34:00 PM EAT

Ian Borg added : “Events like MACE provide stakeholders with a platform for dialogue and discussion. Only by bringing together our experiences and ideas can we move forward towards sustainable success. The government will remain behind the aviation sector and we will continue striving to improve the situation for our hard-working industry. The numbers speak for themselves trust in our registry and our Civil Aviation Directorate has increased, with a greater number of aircraft now at 495 than before these challenging times began. But it has been far from easy for the sector and we are determined to work together towards sustainable growth and future success” External link

timesofmalta Wednesday, October 7, 2020 7:59:00 AM EAT

Ian Borg said : “Here we have another example of projects that work like a chain and build on one another. Our roads are dynamic, and we can therefore never say that an artery is finished. There is always room for improvement and that is what we have done here. Thanks to this investment, we are improving efficiency, air quality and safety in this main connection. It is good to note that even from the beginning of the first phase of this project we were planning to continue intervening. In fact, one of the new lanes joins another that was built in 2018 to be used during this phase. Like in the Central Link Project, these connections drive traffic from the residential centres of localities to main arteries. This is our ultimate goal to give a good quality of life to all our country’s residents” External link

MaltaIndipendent Friday, September 4, 2020 5:33:00 AM EAT

Ian Borg said : "The maritime sector generates more than 14% of our gross domestic product and creates thousands of jobs. The registry alone has almost doubled in tonnage in the last seven years, and in just 2019 we had a 7% increase in registrations of both merchant ships and superyachts," External link

timesofmalta Thursday, September 3, 2020 12:02:00 PM EAT

Ian Borg said : “Like in the Central Link Project, these connections drive traffic from the residential centres of localities to main arteries. This is our ultimate goal to give a good quality of life to all our country’s residents,” External link

timesofmalta Wednesday, September 2, 2020 8:24:00 PM EAT

Ian Borg said : "our ports are essential, both for our daily lives as well as for our economy. The shipping sector has proven its strength and determination when during the difficult months we had, they kept supplying us, our hospitals and essential shops with all we needed. We are speaking about an industry that generates around 14 per cent of the Gross Domestic Product, while creating thousands of value-added jobs. It was therefore more than appropriate to ensure that we help this industry to get back on its feet. Government appreciates and acknowledges the value of workers and industries. We will continue talking, listening and working hand in hand towards more growth and progress for the benefit of all" External link

mondaq Tuesday, August 25, 2020 3:31:00 PM EAT

Ian Borg added : "the maritime industry remains an economic pillar that generates more than 14% of the Gross Domestic Product and value added jobs, and the government is committed to continue participating in dialogue and investing in workers and technology towards the retention of standards of quality, reputation and confidence achieved by this registry" External link

mondaq Tuesday, August 25, 2020 12:24:00 PM EAT

Ian Borg said : “Connectivity is an important aspect in our lives, not least for Gozitans,” “We are committed to continue investing holistically in the infrastructure and transport sectors, because these go hand in hand” External link

gozonews Friday, August 7, 2020 5:42:00 PM EAT

Ian Borg said : “We are striving to create quality, confidence and a good reputation in the industry, by not only seeking out quantity but quality vessels to enrich the fleet,” External link

timesofmalta Friday, July 31, 2020 12:06:00 PM EAT

Ian Borg said : “Such an investment goes hand in hand with the government’s efforts to invest in public transport for more efficient connections, incentives towards cleaner means of transport like electric cars, and other infrastructural work that not only improves road safety and efficiency but which also considers aesthetic aspects of places like our capital city,” External link

MaltaToday Monday, July 27, 2020 8:12:00 PM EAT

Ian Borg said : “Transport Malta’s Maritime Enforcement squadron is vital and helps maintain discipline at sea. Until now, the team has already inspected over 1,000 vessels, issued close to 300 contraventions and over 100 warnings. Transport Malta is constantly investing in this squad’s assets and its members, both through training its officials and also in its equipment,” External link

MaltaToday Thursday, July 9, 2020 3:26:00 PM EAT

Ian Borg said : “The facilities will help in attracting international clubs to carry out their training regimes in Malta, as we have seen in previous years,” External link

MaltaToday Friday, July 3, 2020 6:28:00 PM EAT

Ian Borg said : "Our infrastructural dream is to have a road network planned as a chain of routes and not isolated roads and junctions. We turned that dream into a plan and today it is becoming real. The Santa Luċija tunnels project is an investment that continues to build on the interventions we made in the last three years, starting from Pembroke and ending in Birzebbugia. Here we have another example of a holistic project that considers infrastructural investment from the aspects of congestion, safety and facilities for sustainable transport. We will remain committed to investing in the highest quality infrastructure" External link

MaltaIndipendent Thursday, June 25, 2020 12:10:00 AM EAT

Ian Borg said : “On Monday we have a meeting of the executive where we will be discussing the way forward. I am a very busy minister and will serve wherever the party, the leader and the country need me,” External link

timesofmalta Friday, June 19, 2020 5:35:00 PM EAT

Ian Borg said ( about Toni Abela ) : “I had been the person who nominated lawyer and now-magistrate Toni Abela in 2008 so that the deputy leader for party affairs could be someone who focuses on the party and who does not contest general elections,” External link

timesofmalta Friday, June 19, 2020 5:35:00 PM EAT

Ian Borg said : “The success of road safety is in the collaboration of all stakeholders,” “You cannot have safe roads if you do not build roads safely and you cannot be safe on the roads if regulators do not uphold certain standards and if enforcement officers and first responders are not well-equipped” External link

timesofmalta Monday, June 15, 2020 8:54:00 PM EAT

Ian Borg stated : “We can now see further progress on a project that will give more equal opportunities to Gozitans,” External link

gozonews Thursday, June 4, 2020 5:11:00 PM EAT

Ian Borg said : “To us that is a resource, not waste and it will remain government property,” External link

MaltaToday Thursday, June 4, 2020 2:34:00 PM EAT

Ian Borg said : “No local council can manage the costs and resources required for such an intervention. At the same time, the residents’ pleas cannot fall on deaf ears as they did for decades. The Government was, is and will remain committed to deliver quality infrastructure to everyone, from the busiest junction of the country to the quietest residential road. "The €700 million project over 7 years is well underway and while we completed around 130 roads in the first year, work is currently ongoing on 50 others and we will work on more roads in the coming months. In the meantime, just as we promised, we are sitting down with local councils and listening to their priorities. "That is why we can say that we have delivered projects such as this one at tad-Dib. We listened to residents, we listened to councils and we worked for their quality of life. Our infrastructural commitment counts for everyone, and we will continue working to raise the standard of living of our country,” External link

MaltaIndipendent Sunday, May 31, 2020 5:19:00 PM EAT

Ian Borg said : “Our infrastructural commitment doesn’t stop it cannot stop because we have a lot to deliver and to implement to witness a tangible improvement in the quality of life of people. Here we have another example of a holistic project which will not only consider the efficiency and safety of vehicles, but also facilities for sustainable means of transport, public transport users and pedestrian use. Another €1.6 million investment is underway nearby at the St Andrew’s Road Junction, while last year we implemented another project a little further down in Spinola and in the future we will be implementing a multimillion investment on the Pembroke-St Julian’s Connection Project,” External link

MaltaIndipendent Friday, May 29, 2020 2:28:00 AM EAT

Ian Borg said : "Our infrastructural commitment doesn’t stop; it cannot stop because we have a lot to deliver and to implement to witness a tangible improvement in the quality of life of people. Here we have another example of a holistic project which will not only consider the efficiency and safety of vehicles, but also facilities for sustainable means of transport, public transport users and pedestrian use," External link

MaltaToday Thursday, May 28, 2020 9:11:00 PM EAT

Ian Borg said : “Thanks to this parking facility we will reduce congestion in the area as people will spend less time trying to find a space for their vehicles, while also reducing issues of double and triple parking. As with other projects of this kind, we are ensuring the inclusion of facilities for electric cars and motorcycles. The rest of the project will then continue embellishing this very popular zone in our country,” External link

MaltaToday Friday, May 22, 2020 9:05:00 PM EAT

Ian Borg said : “These projects will breathe new life into the South of Malta less congestion, improved air quality, more efficient and safer connections. We are also seeing to the incorporation of pedestrian and cycling facilities. This includes a safe cycling route connecting Luqa, Santa Luċija, Tarxien, Paola, Marsa and Qormi, thanks to a number of completed projects in the area and as part of these two projects which are quickly advancing. Our infrastructural commitment is holistic and extends to the benefit of all road users, from private vehicles to buses, from cyclists to pedestrians. We will continue working hard to deliver more projects to Maltese and Gozitan people towards proper infrastructure and a better quality of life,” External link

MaltaIndipendent Saturday, May 16, 2020 11:58:00 PM EAT

Ian Borg said : “This Government’s commitment is to provide better infrastructure for our country and our people. We want our infrastructure, whether roads, public or maritime, to improve the standard of living of our country while strengthening our touristic product,” External link

gozonews Thursday, May 14, 2020 5:52:00 PM EAT

Ian Borg said : “The pandemic we are facing has brought about new realities that nobody could foresee, but it has given us the opportunity to look at new aspects and think about them. We saw empty squares and streets in our towns and villages, without cars and we learned to appreciate the beauty of this too,” External link

gozonews Wednesday, May 6, 2020 5:58:00 PM EAT

Ian Borg explained : “At the same time, people from the same localities will be encouraged to walk to the squares or use public transport and this will continue to help reduce traffic, thus further contributing to a reduction in air pollution,” External link

gozonews Wednesday, May 6, 2020 5:58:00 PM EAT

Ian Borg said : “The pandemic we are facing has brought about new realities that nobody could foresee, but it has given us the opportunity to look at new aspects and think about them. We saw empty squares and streets in our towns and villages, without cars, and we learned to appreciate the beauty of this too. So why shouldn’t we work for these zones to be car free at certain times and on certain days, so that open spaces can be physically appreciated by people in an environment with improved air quality, while giving businesses the possibility of providing their services after a negative period because of Covid-19?” External link

bay Wednesday, May 6, 2020 2:43:00 PM EAT

Ian Borg explained : “Entities and clubs within the localities can meet to hold musical and theatrical productions. These activities can give new life to our villages which, unfortunately, are no longer what they were in the past. At the same time, people from the same localities will be encouraged to walk to the squares or use public transport and this will continue to help reduce traffic, thus further contributing to a reduction in air pollution,” External link

bay Wednesday, May 6, 2020 2:43:00 PM EAT

Ian Borg said : “This decision shows once again the government’s willingness to support the UOM and the belief that the University of Malta plays a fundamental role in Maltese society this move will help put the university on equal footing with universities aboard,” External link

MaltaToday Wednesday, April 29, 2020 1:44:00 PM EAT

Ian Borg said : "These measures alone are not enough. We won't be reaching all the objectives and vision that the government has for the transport sector but they will help," External link

timesofmalta Friday, April 24, 2020 5:51:00 PM EAT

Ian Borg said : “This project is as important as that of the Marsa Junction because not only will it build on the Marsa Junction Project so that thousands of people that live or work in the South of Malta will be able to travel in less time and thus more serenely, but also because we have seen to the maximisation of the benefits that the Santa Luċija Tunnels project will bring. We have looked at the needs of the residents of the area and we are therefore improving access for those who walk, cycle and for persons with disability, along with the plans to improve an open space – the jogging track in Santa Luċija” External link

bay Monday, April 13, 2020 4:50:00 PM EAT

Ian Borg said : "It is important to continue investing in projects that protect and conserve our cultural treasures. Shrines and statues, especially these in our capital city, have a long story that goes back to the time of the Knights, and they hold an important place in our culture. Thanks to this investment, we have continued to improve the architectural quality of a unique city, both for the residents, as well as for the touristic product we offer. Around this time of the year, many normally came to visit these shrines and statues with their family, but there will be another season when we can enjoy this priceless work," External link

MaltaIndipendent Friday, April 10, 2020 1:26:00 AM EAT

Ian Borg said : “It will start with planning and the zone’s development for artistic and cultural activities in an open space,” External link

MaltaToday Sunday, March 22, 2020 2:00:00 PM EAT

Ian Borg said : “Unlike what happened when the government enacted legal notices on billboards and e-scooters, which the Opposition had challenged in parliament, the construction regulations were not attacked,” External link

timesofmalta Tuesday, March 10, 2020 8:35:00 PM EAT

Ian Borg said : “The current priority must remain the family of Miriam Pace,” External link

MaltaToday Tuesday, March 3, 2020 12:29:00 PM EAT

Ian Borg said : “Life been brought back into the Capital with economic activity here booming as more residents are choosing to live here,” External link

timesofmalta Thursday, February 27, 2020 1:51:00 PM EAT

Ian Borg concluded : “We want to be proactive and that is what we are doing. We will continue investing to see that our country is safer, from coastal zones to the roads in our villages. The Public Works Department’s work remains valuable and, as a Ministry, we will continue investing resources and energy in our communities. We will continue planning, working and delivering more of such projects towards a better quality of life for all our communities,” External link

MaltaIndipendent Wednesday, February 26, 2020 7:34:00 PM EAT

Ian Borg said : “The greatest satisfaction is that thanks to this work we already have thousands of families who have started benefitting from high quality residential roads and a better living environment. The greatest satisfaction is that in the six coming years all families will be experiencing this” External link

MaltaIndipendent Tuesday, February 25, 2020 2:41:00 PM EAT

Ian Borg said : “Today the page has turned, and we are witnessing more efficient work through collective tenders, longer-term planning, because we consult with entities to avoid doubling the work and the inconvenience, work that considers the comfort of residents and divides longer roads into phases. We have set up an agency that is working efficiently; apart from these roads during this last year it implemented extensive emergency works on around 85 roads, including surfacing, repairs, pavements and water catchment system improvements, until these get their turn in this project as well” External link

MaltaIndipendent Tuesday, February 25, 2020 2:41:00 PM EAT

Ian Borg said : “Our commitment to our country’s infrastructure is holistic. Everyone is equally important; the farmer using rural roads, the driver using main junctions and the resident living in a Maltese town or village. We are determined to continue delivering an improvement in quality of life for everyone and success in people’s homes with non-stop work” External link

MaltaIndipendent Tuesday, February 25, 2020 2:41:00 PM EAT

Ian Borg said : "I am proud of every project I was involved in as mayor, parliamentary secretary and now minister. The integrity I adopted throughout speaks for itself in the successes achieved," External link

MaltaToday Tuesday, February 18, 2020 10:32:00 PM EAT

Ian Borg said : “With this project we will strengthen the major access route for the localities of Kirkop, Mqabba, Qrendi, Żurrieq, Safi, Gudja, Luqa and Birżebbuġa,” External link

MaltaToday Tuesday, February 18, 2020 4:27:00 PM EAT

Ian Borg said : “Around 49% of the population lives in the vicinity of the Grand Harbour, and as studies have shown the amount of pollution emitted by the cruise liners is very high, therefore we are looking at a project that will be improving the well-being of nearly half the population,” External link

MaltaToday Tuesday, February 4, 2020 2:11:00 PM EAT

Ian Borg said : "This is the biggest environmental intervention in the south since the closure of the Marsa power station," External link

timesofmalta Tuesday, February 4, 2020 12:42:00 PM EAT

Ian Borg said : “And therefore, as we are doing with each project, we did not look only at the needs of the road users, but we analysed how we can continue building on the project so as to reach more objectives and maximised the investment implemented. Today, the urban locality of Msida and the residents of this locality are benefiting from a new green space with the planting of 459 indigenous trees that are complementing some pre-existing holm oaks in an adjacent landscaped area, which will now form part of the same grove ” External link

MaltaIndipendent Friday, January 31, 2020 6:47:00 PM EAT

Ian Borg concluded : “The sheer number of trees that we planted in 2019 was not a one-off project. In fact, Infrastructure Malta is planning to continue planting many more trees in 2020 and beyond. This effort is an ongoing commitment. Because the objective of the government is not only to deliver infrastructural projects on our roads but we want to deliver also more open spaces to our communities, we want to create new green lungs in urban centres, for a better air quality, for a better quality of life” External link

MaltaIndipendent Friday, January 31, 2020 6:47:00 PM EAT

Ian Borg said : “I have not been informed regarding the archaeological findings; I am aware that there were some articles regarding this, but I do not know the necessary details to be able to answer you,” External link

MaltaIndipendent Friday, January 24, 2020 6:04:00 PM EAT

Ian Borg said : “We are planning to introduce another 60 aircrafts, so that we will have 460 registered aircraft and we already have applicants showing interest in applying,” External link

MaltaIndipendent Friday, January 24, 2020 6:04:00 PM EAT

Ian Borg explained : “Aviation is an important part of Transport Malta, and we are constantly developing new plans to contribute to the growth of the sector,” External link

MaltaIndipendent Friday, January 24, 2020 6:04:00 PM EAT

Ian Borg said : “The subway will be wide and well-lit and will have a tea shop at street level, public toilets and other passenger facilities,” External link

MaltaToday Thursday, January 16, 2020 1:12:00 PM EAT

Ian Borg explained : "I will stand by the party's statement, the party assured that there are no irregularities and I have no reason to doubt the party," External link

MaltaIndipendent Friday, January 10, 2020 5:49:00 PM EAT

Ian Borg explained : “The government’s vision is to get to a point where public transport is completely free of charge for everyone,” External link

MaltaIndipendent Friday, January 10, 2020 5:49:00 PM EAT

Ian Borg concluded : “We understand and appreciate that this capital project brings with it a number of discussions and there are therefore a number of environmental, economic and social safeguards. But we have to continue working tirelessly to deliver this important infrastructure that is being planned with a social spirit and on the principle of equity,” External link

gozonews Thursday, January 9, 2020 6:12:00 PM EAT

Ian Borg said : “This is a resource. It is State material and might be material that is needed by other industries. The Environment and Resources Authority will have to agree with the government on where it will be used or where it would be thrown away,” External link

MaltaToday Thursday, January 9, 2020 1:25:00 PM EAT

Ian Borg said : “I served as a person responsible for European funds and was responsible for the biggest infrastructural budgets of this country in the last two-and-a-half years. I always saw that there will be no shadow cast on any project,” External link

MaltaToday Monday, January 6, 2020 7:15:00 PM EAT

Ian Borg said ( about Chris Said ) : “Last April, the government and the Opposition came together in a historic vote in favour of this project. The Opposition changed its views, apart from Chris Said, and to this day we don’t know who is truly in favour or against,” External link

MaltaToday Monday, January 6, 2020 7:15:00 PM EAT

Ian Borg said : “The point is that the government was committed to issue the call at the end of last year. Now, we’re in the first few days of the new year and I am informed that Infrastructure Malta and the Contracts Department will issue more details in the coming days,” External link

MaltaToday Monday, January 6, 2020 7:15:00 PM EAT

Ian Borg said : “I served as a person responsible for European funds and was responsible for the biggest infrastructural budgets of this country in the last two-and-a-half years. I always saw that there will be no shadow cast on any project,” External link

MaltaToday Monday, January 6, 2020 4:09:00 PM EAT

Ian Borg said ( about Chris Said ) : “Last April, the government and the Opposition came together in a historic vote in favour of this project. The Opposition changed its views, apart from Chris Said, and to this day we don’t know who is truly in favour or against,” External link

MaltaToday Monday, January 6, 2020 4:09:00 PM EAT

Ian Borg said : “The point is that the government was committed to issue the call at the end of last year. Now, we’re in the first few days of the new year and I am informed that Infrastructure Malta and the Contracts Department will issue more details in the coming days,” External link

MaltaToday Monday, January 6, 2020 4:09:00 PM EAT

Ian Borg said : “This year has been defined by several important reforms in every sector, particularly the building and construction sector, which has witnessed a lot of growth in these past years thanks to a strong economy that has increased demand even in this sector,” External link

gozonews Wednesday, December 18, 2019 2:00:00 AM EAT

Ian Borg concluded : “And for the construction sector, work is underway for all Maltese and Gozitan people – we are witnessing hard work on regulations for this industry while we look ahead to open a public consultation about the draft law which will set up the Authority in the coming weeks,” External link

gozonews Wednesday, December 18, 2019 2:00:00 AM EAT

Ian Borg said : “Today we are here because these reforms are resulting in benefits for everyone and we can now facilitate life for Gozitans, we will see more efficiency and the same accessibility for everyone,” External link

gozonews Wednesday, December 18, 2019 2:00:00 AM EAT

Ian Borg said : “We will be witnessing more tangible improvements in travelling times and air quality for thousands of people who live, work and visit the south of the country,” External link

MaltaToday Monday, December 9, 2019 4:09:00 PM EAT

Ian Borg said : “I think these are circumstances in which, the government, and those that work hard and I consider myself one who works hard we are disappointed with what happened. We could have kept going on with the rhythm of work. Work is going ahead but it is not a positive atmosphere and I join their [my Cabinet colleagues’] comments,” External link

timesofmalta Monday, December 9, 2019 2:23:00 PM EAT

Ian Borg said : “Nominations open today and close on Wednesday. Two people have already put forward their names; let us see if others will also come forward” External link

MaltaToday Monday, December 9, 2019 1:59:00 PM EAT

Ian Borg replied ( about Robert Abela ) : “I cannot comment on what Robert Abela said. All candidates will have a chance to speak to the media and you should ask him about his statement. I had many people asking me to contest and I was understanding there could have been support for one candidature,” External link

MaltaToday Monday, December 9, 2019 1:59:00 PM EAT

Ian Borg said : “The commitment towards higher quality, more efficient and safer infrastructure continues. 2019 was the year during which we invested €64 million in 14 projects on arterial roads. And our work continues. We cannot forget that this artery has already benefitted from a €5 million investment last year where the bypass was rebuilt and widened, a project that led to a 42% reduction in travelling time” External link

MaltaIndipendent Friday, December 6, 2019 6:55:00 PM EAT

Ian Borg concluded : “Today we are here because this is a Government that does not look at road infrastructure improvements as the implementation of a layer of asphalt over the mess underneath. This is a Government that wants true improvement. And that is why we want to see improvements in the road surface but above all improvements in everything passing beneath the road, whether it is foundations or services and improvements even with regard to road safety. We are here because it is no longer a time when infrastructural projects begin and end and remain that way for decades, as if roads are not a dynamic and living things. Because today we constantly work to see to the improvement of everything we have already done, and we plan projects holistically. Because when we say that we are committed to deliver benefits to the people, we are truly working to deliver what we promise and that includes the highest quality infrastructure” External link

MaltaIndipendent Friday, December 6, 2019 6:55:00 PM EAT

Ian Borg said : “What does Adrian Delia think on ‘biċċa blogger’ as he used to described Daphne Caruana Galizia,” External link

timesofmalta Tuesday, December 3, 2019 3:17:00 PM EAT

Ian Borg claimed : “the Prime Minister’s head on a plate” External link

MaltaToday Friday, November 29, 2019 12:56:00 AM EAT

Ian Borg declared : “The Prime Minister would be abdicating from his political responsibility if he packed up and left” External link

MaltaToday Friday, November 29, 2019 12:56:00 AM EAT

Ian Borg said : “For all the challenges which the country is facing, the Labour Party is far more united and far better than the Nationalist Party in terms of being able to solve them,” External link

MaltaToday Friday, November 29, 2019 12:56:00 AM EAT

Ian Borg said : “I told the authority I will not be defending any illegalities,” External link

timesofmalta Sunday, November 10, 2019 10:06:00 AM EAT

Ian Borg said : "This project is already bearing the desired fruit. More than half a million people have used the flyover we opened, more than half a million people have already saved 12,000 hours of traffic. We are speaking about people that were always forgotten, but this government chose not to forget them and our vision for our country is wider and looks further, because we will not stop with this junction," External link

MaltaToday Saturday, November 9, 2019 5:43:00 PM EAT

Ian Borg explained : "Many use the flyover daily, which it has helped those residents in the South especially. The whole flyover should be ready before the original set date and by the end of this week we should be seeing more progress in the works," External link

MaltaIndipendent Friday, November 8, 2019 2:46:00 PM EAT

Ian Borg asked : “We are using the local plans which were approved in 2006. Are these still reflecting the current needs of the country?” External link

MaltaToday Friday, November 8, 2019 12:52:00 AM EAT

Ian Borg said : “Like every other policy, it had parts that worked very well, and others that did not work so well. That is why I asked for a revision, and I expect to have a redrafted version soon,” External link

timesofmalta Wednesday, November 6, 2019 2:46:00 PM EAT

Ian Borg said : “This committee... met around six times and could not find consensus... if I want to do something I will meet six times a week,” External link

MaltaToday Wednesday, November 6, 2019 1:53:00 PM EAT

Ian Borg said : “The answer is no and no,” External link

MaltaToday Tuesday, November 5, 2019 4:22:00 PM EAT

Ian Borg said : “When someone resigns, he writes a resignation letter and presents it. He has not yet presented this letter, and when he does I will accept it in order for him to move to another authority,” External link

MaltaToday Tuesday, November 5, 2019 4:22:00 PM EAT

Ian Borg said : “There are days when you agree with everything, and that worries you, and there are days when you don’t agree on anything,” External link

MaltaToday Tuesday, November 5, 2019 4:22:00 PM EAT

Ian Borg said : “I haven’t received anything yet, and around a month ago I wrote to them again. Now I hope that whoever is in charge will present to me a good draft which improves on the irregularities which one might find, while keeping what has functioned properly,” External link

MaltaToday Tuesday, November 5, 2019 4:22:00 PM EAT

Ian Borg said : "Robert Arrigo is the latest acquisition in the fake news team of the Nationalist Party. He says he wants to be Cristiano Ronaldo but he has just scored an own goal," External link

MaltaToday Monday, November 4, 2019 8:42:00 PM EAT

Ian Borg said : "A shirtless Ronaldo is still a Ronaldo. Arrigo is still Arrigo, and that expansion joint is still the same one designed by architect Toni Bezzina," "The apparent small rocks falling from the flyover are nothing more than deliberate material, such as light foam, that is temporarily in place before the expansion joint is installed in the coming weeks" External link

MaltaToday Monday, November 4, 2019 8:42:00 PM EAT

Ian Borg said : "Robert Arrigo is the latest acquisition in the fake news team of the Nationalist Party. He says he wants to be Cristiano Ronaldo but he has just scored an own goal," External link

MaltaToday Monday, November 4, 2019 6:29:00 PM EAT

Ian Borg said : "A shirtless Ronaldo is still a Ronaldo. Arrigo is still Arrigo, and that expansion joint is still the same one designed by architect Toni Bezzina," "The apparent small rocks falling from the flyover are nothing more than deliberate material, such as light foam, that is temporarily in place before the expansion joint is installed in the coming weeks" External link

MaltaToday Monday, November 4, 2019 6:29:00 PM EAT

Ian Borg said : “It is a concept that brings together something very nostalgic for us Maltese and something we are looking at for our future sustainability, alternative means, electromobility. I commend Architect Mizzi and his team for this impeccable design joining culture and progress and I hope that in the future this design can be tangibly realised. We look forward to more progress in this sector for a service that is always better and always more sustainable, while reiterating our commitment as a Government towards more investment and incentives so that more and more people consider public transport as their preferred means of transport,” External link

MaltaIndipendent Tuesday, October 15, 2019 6:20:00 PM EAT

Ian Borg said : “At the same time we have to accept that the world moves on, and we need to keep up with progress. Today we have a public transport service that’s bringing a lot of results while serving more than 150,000 passengers a day, a service that has been subject to several reforms by this government leading to positive results, including a substantial increase in usage,” External link

MaltaToday Saturday, October 12, 2019 11:45:00 AM EAT

Ian Borg said : “We cannot forget our point of departure a few months ago we had a piece of land belonging to the people with remains of a concrete plant that was not being used, a situation that only meant losses for the people. In May we began the process to take back this site and today we are here with a clear plan of the road ahead, a plan that has considered essential elements health, alternative means, entertainment, sport, new recreational experiences, and the regeneration of others. We have a solid plan by the Public Works Department, a plan that will give back much more than we are investing, because it will return to us improvements in quality of life thanks to quality experiences,” External link

MaltaIndipendent Tuesday, October 8, 2019 5:21:00 PM EAT

Ian Borg concluded : “We want a more beautiful Malta and a better Malta, the best Malta we can have to leave to future generations and tangible improvements in the quality of life of Maltese people today. We look ahead to the concerned Authority’s decision and eventually to the implementation of this project for the people with a truly Maltese heart,” External link

MaltaIndipendent Tuesday, October 8, 2019 5:21:00 PM EAT

Ian Borg said : “I believe the focus shouldn’t be on how one particular review board interprets policy, but policy should be clear enough for everyone,” External link

timesofmalta Wednesday, October 2, 2019 6:42:00 PM EAT

Ian Borg said : “I admit, some of our policies are outdated, but the question is whether they guarantee legal certainty for developers. Consider the Fuel Stations Policy, for examplewe are still waiting for this to be processed, still waiting for a policy paper to regulate planning of fuel stations. While we reformed the Planning Authority and created the Environment and Resources Authority, a year and a half for this to be reformed is too long a time,” External link

MaltaToday Wednesday, October 2, 2019 2:29:00 PM EAT

Ian Borg said : "The best choice is to incentivise each mode of transport so that the country can move forward in the mobility sector" External link

MaltaIndipendent Thursday, September 19, 2019 10:36:00 AM EAT

Ian Borg said : “We have always worked together, but this affirms our collaboration,” External link

MaltaToday Tuesday, September 10, 2019 7:37:00 PM EAT

Ian Borg told : “When we talk about unbridled construction, [this] is the result of the fact that in 2006, when the PN was in government, it added wide stretches of land to development zones, so I understand why environmentalists don’t want to be joined by people from the PN,” External link

MaltaToday Monday, September 9, 2019 8:32:00 AM EAT

Ian Borg told : "When we talk about unbridled construction, [this] is the result of the fact that in 2006, when the PN was in government, it added wide stretches of land to development zones, so I understand why environmentalists don't want to be joined by people from the PN," External link

MaltaToday Friday, September 6, 2019 7:23:00 PM EAT

Ian Borg insisted ( about Joseph Muscat ) : "The protest concentrates on construction and what we have today is the result of a lack of planning in 2006. It's important to remember that the Labour Party, led by Prime Minister Joseph Muscat did not extend the boundary of development zones, not even by a metre," External link

MaltaToday Friday, September 6, 2019 7:23:00 PM EAT

Ian Borg said : "I think that the government has already shown in various ways that the environment is sensitive and a priority. We do, however, need to communicate our work better... we are investing a lot in infrastructure but we are creating balance because by the end of the year we would have planted 6,700 trees to compensate for the 800 trees that we had no choice but to uproot," External link

MaltaToday Friday, September 6, 2019 7:23:00 PM EAT

Ian Borg said : "There is a revision going on where NGOs are part of a committee designed to investigate the policy. I am of the understanding that this commitee is working to see what worked and what didn't with this policy," External link

MaltaToday Friday, September 6, 2019 7:23:00 PM EAT

Ian Borg told : "When we talk about unbridled construction, [this] is the result of the fact that in 2006, when the PN was in government, it added wide stretches of land to development zones, so I understand why environmentalists don't want to be joined by people from the PN," External link

MaltaToday Friday, September 6, 2019 3:05:00 PM EAT

Ian Borg insisted ( about Joseph Muscat ) : "The protest concentrates on construction and what we have today is the result of a lack of planning in 2006. It's important to remember that the Labour Party, led by Prime Minister Joseph Muscat did not extend the boundary of development zones, not even by a metre," External link

MaltaToday Friday, September 6, 2019 3:05:00 PM EAT

Ian Borg said : "I think that the government has already shown in various ways that the environment is sensitive and a priority. We do, however, need to communicate our work better... we are investing a lot in infrastructure but we are creating balance because by the end of the year we would have planted 6,700 trees to compensate for the 800 trees that we had no choice but to uproot," External link

MaltaToday Friday, September 6, 2019 3:05:00 PM EAT

Ian Borg said : "There is a revision going on where NGOs are part of a committee designed to investigate the policy. I am of the understanding that this commitee is working to see what worked and what didn't with this policy," External link

MaltaToday Friday, September 6, 2019 3:05:00 PM EAT

Ian Borg said : "This creates a compromise for whoever wants to travel to Luqa, Paola, Tarxien and Santa Lucija using a bicycle or otherwise. There is also the Addolorata cemetery in the vicinity and previously most people weren't be able to walk from Luqa to the cemetery. Our land has its limitations," External link

MaltaToday Friday, September 6, 2019 12:53:00 PM EAT

Ian Borg said : “It is fundamental to attain balance. I believe our vision is holistic and considers progress and development as an opportunity to improve quality of life, while insisting that this can only be true if we develop sustainably. We are sensitive to the environment around us. We want our children to have spaces where they can play. We want to enjoy open spaces. We want our country to have lungs. But this means nothing if air quality continues to deteriorate because of congestion,” External link

MaltaIndipendent Thursday, September 5, 2019 8:38:00 AM EAT

Ian Borg concluded ( about The Hon ) : “The projects being carried out in arterial roads are not only drastically reducing emissions but include in their designs landscaped areas so that our country’s residents can have a more beautiful environment to travel through. And we are not stopping at roads. Here we can see hard work towards open spaces, like the work that will focus on the Malta National Park that will give all Maltese and Gozitan people a most beautiful place where they can disconnect from fast-paced day to day life. We want to look at every obstacle as an opportunity to contribute to a better environment and we are committed to continue doing this,” External link

MaltaIndipendent Thursday, September 5, 2019 8:38:00 AM EAT

Ian Borg said : “It is good to have organisations voicing their concern, and the government will be discussing their demands,” External link

MaltaToday Wednesday, September 4, 2019 12:48:00 PM EAT

Ian Borg said : “When you have a vehicle that can go up to these speeds, it’s important to have it supplied with headlights and taillights. The Transport Malta document looks at security. I cannot understand how anyone going at 40km/hr can expect not to be equipped with basics like lights, for example,” External link

MaltaToday Monday, September 2, 2019 12:55:00 PM EAT

Ian Borg said : “As a country with so many mobility challenges due to the limited space, as well as limited alternatives, we cannot afford to ban innovative means of transport, that are also cheaper and pollute less,” External link

MaltaToday Monday, September 2, 2019 12:55:00 PM EAT

Ian Borg said : “all studies concluded so far were published months ago immediately after Parliament unanimously voted for this project” External link

gozonews Friday, August 30, 2019 5:27:00 PM EAT

Ian Borg said : “Less than 24 hours after we planted around 100 new Aleppo Pines at the Saqqajja Hill, some people saw fit to steal one of them,” External link

MaltaToday Saturday, August 24, 2019 11:41:00 AM EAT

Ian Borg said : “The PN tried to deceive and stoke fear by peddling a lie that we are going to remove the trees along Saqqajja Hill. We never had this in mind. For many years, every time a tree died or was removed in this road, nobody bothered to replace it,” External link

MaltaToday Wednesday, August 21, 2019 2:18:00 PM EAT

Ian Borg said : “The setting up of this agency was the next step before we finally set up the Authority in the near future,” External link

MaltaToday Thursday, August 8, 2019 1:00:00 PM EAT

Ian Borg said : “These new buses will continue to improve the efficiency of our public transport system,” External link

MaltaToday Friday, August 2, 2019 8:14:00 PM EAT

Ian Borg said : “We wanted to make sure that the new buses are up to date with the current standards, such as having such facilities makes the prospect of using public transport more appealing,” External link

MaltaToday Friday, August 2, 2019 8:14:00 PM EAT

Ian Borg said : “In order to start fixing the traffic problem, we need to teach young people to use public transport, to use public transport on daily basis instead of choosing their personal car,” External link

MaltaToday Friday, August 2, 2019 8:14:00 PM EAT

Ian Borg said : “Yes, we do need to continue implementing big projects like the Central Link and the Marsa junction, but we will keep working on making the use of public transport, like buses and ferries, more appealing to people,” External link

MaltaToday Friday, August 2, 2019 8:14:00 PM EAT

Ian Borg said : “The Government believes that the fishermen cannot keep on suffering from the consequences brought about by storms. Therefore we will be investing in the maritime infrastructure in this zone. The boats of these fishermen which they use to earn their living every day are important for the government, the economic activities around the coast of this picturesque village are also important so we remain committed to invest in this project so that it is implemented in the months to come and finally the locality of Marsaxlokk and the fishermen can start benefiting from this project,” External link

MaltaIndipendent Friday, August 2, 2019 5:08:00 PM EAT

Ian Borg said : “These new buses will continue to improve the efficiency of our public transport system,” External link

MaltaToday Friday, August 2, 2019 12:51:00 PM EAT

Ian Borg said : “We wanted to make sure that the new buses are up to date with the current standards, such as having such facilities makes the prospect of using public transport more appealing,” External link

MaltaToday Friday, August 2, 2019 12:51:00 PM EAT

Ian Borg said : “In order to start fixing the traffic problem, we need to teach young people to use public transport, to use public transport on daily basis instead of choosing their personal car,” External link

MaltaToday Friday, August 2, 2019 12:51:00 PM EAT

Ian Borg said : “Yes, we do need to continue implementing big projects like the Central Link and the Marsa junction, but we will keep working on making the use of public transport, like buses and ferries, more appealing to people,” External link

MaltaToday Friday, August 2, 2019 12:51:00 PM EAT

Ian Borg said : “The project will boost the touristic potential Marsaxlokk has, therefore contributing to the economic activity in the area,” External link

MaltaToday Tuesday, July 30, 2019 3:51:00 PM EAT

Ian Borg said : “The absolute majority of construction sites,” “The law is being understood and implemented” External link

MaltaToday Monday, July 29, 2019 3:07:00 PM EAT

Ian Borg said : “This project needed to, and still needs to, be implemented,” External link

MaltaToday Monday, July 29, 2019 2:03:00 PM EAT

Ian Borg said : “The fact that today you have a situation where 30,000 cars that pass through Balzan, Lija and Attard itself, through their narrow roads, in order to escape the bottleneck of this locality without having the infrastructure that has been planned since at least the 1990s, means that you definitely have more pollution,” External link

MaltaToday Monday, July 29, 2019 2:03:00 PM EAT

Ian Borg said : “We’ve been studying in the past year, through an international firm hired by Transport Malta, the possibility and feasibility of a mass transport system for the island. This would preferably be a metro, because of the challenges of travelling on the surface of the island. This, of course, doesn’t mean that there aren’t also challenges when it comes to an underground travel system,” External link

MaltaToday Friday, July 26, 2019 3:09:00 PM EAT

Ian Borg said : “Today we are on one of the seven projects we studied regarding economic benefits, one of seven projects where for every €1 we invested, our country is receiving €7 back. Today we are here because we implemented a project that is positively affecting more than 2,100 cars passing through here every hour during peak morning and afternoon hours, and we are expecting a reduction of 40% in travelling time. We are here on a project that means less frustration on the road, less emissions, and less dust particles in the air” External link

MaltaIndipendent Friday, July 26, 2019 10:16:00 AM EAT

Ian Borg concluded : “Our work on roads is carried out holistically and comprehensively. Because the challenge of congestion and traffic is complex, and we are committed to address it in several ways which maintain an essential balance. This is the way in which planning and implementation of infrastructure should be done, the way in which we should look at and work on transport. We will continue working on a better quality of life as befits our people” External link

MaltaIndipendent Friday, July 26, 2019 10:16:00 AM EAT

Ian Borg said : “for every €1 invested, the country would be receiving €7 back” External link

MaltaToday Tuesday, July 23, 2019 6:02:00 PM EAT

Ian Borg said : “Today we are here because we implemented a project that is positively affecting more than 2,100 cars passing through here every hour during peak morning and afternoon hours, and we are expecting a reduction of 40% in travelling time,” External link

MaltaToday Tuesday, July 23, 2019 6:02:00 PM EAT

Ian Borg said ( about Victor Axiak ) : “I would like to express solidarity with Professor Victor Axiak who does such a good job on the board,” External link

MaltaToday Friday, July 19, 2019 6:04:00 PM EAT

Ian Borg said : “You and your colleagues the governors of the board have a very big responsibility that comes close to that of parliament and you should be there to scrutinise and inform the state,” External link

MaltaToday Wednesday, July 17, 2019 9:21:00 PM EAT

Ian Borg said ( about Association ) : “Unfortunately, we never had a register underlining the people who are able to render a service in the construction industry. From next Wednesday, the call for registration will initiate and the register will eventually be in the form of a directory enacted by the Building Regulation Office with the cooperation of the Malta Developers Association,” External link

MaltaToday Friday, July 5, 2019 12:06:00 PM EAT

Ian Borg said : “The register will eventually be in the form of a classification. This is not the end of the reform, but with a register, in place, we are ensuring that the construction industry is under some element of regularisation. In the coming weeks, contractors will also be asked to apply for an operating license. By the end of the year, a contractor will be bound to having a license. Otherwise, he would not be able to operate,” External link

MaltaToday Friday, July 5, 2019 12:06:00 PM EAT

Ian Borg said : “After all we also had great success in the superyachts niche, with 90% growth over five years ago. The government will continue investing in ports, marinas, appropriate high-quality infrastructure, and we will continue working hand in hand with the industry” External link

MaltaIndipendent Thursday, July 4, 2019 7:10:00 PM EAT

Ian Borg said : “Now these documents will be uploaded online on the PA website for the sake of transparency and the public at large will be able to comment on them. The public will be able to write letters to the Building Regulation Office (BRO) if it objects to anything within the write-ups,” External link

MaltaToday Monday, July 1, 2019 7:04:00 PM EAT

Ian Borg said : “Something needed to be done. The PA is also assisting the BRO in terms of enforcement because the BRO needs more resourcesthe intention is that within a few months, the government would set up a new authority that will take the enforcement load but in the meantime, the PA is assisting in any way possible,” External link

MaltaToday Monday, July 1, 2019 7:04:00 PM EAT

Ian Borg said : "This shows that the claim that the government has caused all work to grind to a halt is not true," External link

MaltaToday Friday, June 28, 2019 4:21:00 PM EAT

Ian Borg said : "Following a meeting with the Chamber of Engineers and the head of the MCAST engineering faculty [...] we are considering the possibility of other professionals acting as site technical officers. Therefore we are open to adding engineers to schedule 3 of the legal notice [which indicates who can be a site technical officer]," External link

MaltaToday Friday, June 28, 2019 4:21:00 PM EAT

Ian Borg said : “Those who don’t want the responsibility know what they should do... everyone must shoulder responsibility,” External link

MaltaToday Tuesday, June 25, 2019 4:47:00 PM EAT

Ian Borg said : “Those who don’t wish to take on the responsibility can refuse to take on the job but we can’t have contractors working without the supervision of someone warranted by the State,” External link

MaltaToday Tuesday, June 25, 2019 4:47:00 PM EAT

Ian Borg said : “part from these figures, more than 1,000 additional inspections were carried out on commercial boats in Comino’s Blue Lagoon,” External link

gozonews Friday, June 21, 2019 5:39:00 PM EAT

Ian Borg concluded : “I thank Transport Malta workers, especially enforcement officials who work while others are enjoying themselves, and I emphasise once more the importance of being safe at sea. Our life is precious, and we should see to its safety and the safety of the lives of others and take this seriously,” External link

gozonews Friday, June 21, 2019 5:39:00 PM EAT

Ian Borg confirmed : “This effort is appreciated by the United States,” External link

washtimes Friday, June 14, 2019 11:51:00 PM EAT

Ian Borg said : “We would of course like to do this but there has to be some kind of stability first. Humans will always look for a better life,” External link

washtimes Friday, June 14, 2019 11:51:00 PM EAT

Ian Borg said : “Many foreign companies are also moving to Malta,” External link

washtimes Friday, June 14, 2019 11:51:00 PM EAT

Ian Borg said : “We’re at a point where one either uses his private vehicle or the public transport. The buses are already providing for a record number of people, so it’s time to enlarge the bus fleet,” External link

MaltaToday Wednesday, June 5, 2019 8:46:00 PM EAT

Ian Borg said : “Traffic is intermittently stopped while concrete beams are being lifted and deposited on the construction site to avoid dangerous situations on the road. All the beams were constructed here,” External link

MaltaToday Wednesday, June 5, 2019 8:46:00 PM EAT

Ian Borg said : “I fully believe in the importance of giving public spaces to the people and I believe that these public spaces should have a pleasing aesthetic. I think art is one of those things that colour our lives, one of the best ways in which we can identify with our culture,” External link

gozonews Monday, May 13, 2019 2:25:00 PM EAT

Ian Borg said : “As a Ministry, from 2017, we will have given almost 70 new or embellished public spaces to people and I am happy that we also had this initiative to promote the unique identity of these communities while giving space to the artists to express their vision,” External link

gozonews Monday, May 13, 2019 2:25:00 PM EAT

Ian Borg told : “This sort of initiative serves, in my opinion, multiple purposes, providing social housing directly in the community where it is needed most, upgrading buildings that could be causing damage to third parties and injecting life into areas that could do with some help,” External link

timesofmalta Monday, May 13, 2019 2:23:00 PM EAT

Ian Borg said : “This has been a week where we saw a considerable amount of open space projects being implemented or announced. And therefore once again we are seeing how this Government is committed to deliver projects that bring a number of benefits to our communities. This would not have been possible if our country was not experiencing the economic success that it is registering, success which this government is passing on to the people through the various projects and initiatives it is implementing,” External link

MaltaIndipendent Monday, May 13, 2019 1:16:00 PM EAT

Ian Borg concluded : “I think that the Government is doing good work in its work towards public spaces of a constantly improving quality. As a Ministry, from 2017, we will have given almost 70 new or embellished public spaces to people and I am happy that we also had this initiative to promote the unique identity of these communities while giving space to the artists to express their vision. Our communities are close to our hearts and I feel that we represent them better when we create spaces that improve the quality of life and standard of living of the people,” External link

MaltaIndipendent Monday, May 13, 2019 1:16:00 PM EAT

Ian Borg said : “For years, this site was only used for dumping, a fact that drew little attention from the people. However, this Government noticed and took action so that this site could be given back to the people, and we were not satisfied giving it back to them in the state it was in. To the contrary, like always, we saw how we could give added value to this site, how we could give the highest quality infrastructure to people who deserve it, how to achieve the maximum benefits from the space we have taken back,” External link

MaltaIndipendent Saturday, May 11, 2019 7:07:00 AM EAT

Ian Borg said : “The Malta National Park is a place where our families will be able to spend an entire day, as they will experience one thing after the other in a tranquil place away from busy everyday life, a project towards more work-life balance, because we believe that Malta and the Maltese people deserve all that is good and positive. Today we are here because this Government wants to give Maltese people everything they deserve, because this Government cares about families, youths, the elderly, children. This is the Government that cares about the people’s quality of life. From 2017, as a Ministry, we will have given the people almost 70 new or improved open spaces and today we are announcing the largest one a national open space to be enjoyed by everyone, where our diverse communities can come together and meet to enjoy our environment with facilities befitting the people of a leading country,” External link

MaltaIndipendent Saturday, May 11, 2019 7:07:00 AM EAT

Ian Borg said : “This will be the biggest green capital project in our country, and will see the development on an area the size of around 63 football grounds,” External link

MaltaToday Friday, May 10, 2019 2:01:00 PM EAT

Ian Borg said : “We cannot be credible in boasting about our surplus if we leave our country’s infrastructure behind,” External link

MaltaToday Thursday, May 9, 2019 3:21:00 PM EAT

Ian Borg concluded : "We could only dream about such success up to a few years ago and we did not achieve it overnight. The achievements we have made in this sector resulted from determination, consistency, proactivity and a long-term plan. It is necessary to continue pushing for more and more growth and achievement while ensuring that we have skilled personnel working in this important sector”. “The Government's commitment will always remain to witness improvements in the economy and in every sector, towards a better quality of life for the people and more success for our businesses and our country," External link

investineu Wednesday, May 8, 2019 3:52:00 PM EAT

Ian Borg said : "Between January and March of this year, 4,000 inspections of buses and bus equipment took place. In various localities, further spot checks are carried out to make sure the buses do not take on more passengers than they are certified to carry. Transport Malta also carries out spot checks on the cleanliness of public buses. The latter take place in the morning before they start their daily service," External link

MaltaToday Tuesday, May 7, 2019 7:38:00 PM EAT

Ian Borg said : "It's understandable that with such a vast increase of people using public transport, we would face new challenges. The spot checks also help us identify those routes where passengers cannot board because buses are full, which will help us determine whether certain routes require adding more buses to it. A final report was drawn up with details from every locality and it is currently being analysed," External link

MaltaToday Tuesday, May 7, 2019 7:38:00 PM EAT

Ian Borg confirmed : "In 2018, a total of €168,215 in fines were issued. Some of these are still being disputed by the operator and have to do with all kinds of breaches," External link

MaltaToday Tuesday, May 7, 2019 7:38:00 PM EAT

Ian Borg said : “The tunnel now has become a question of credibility. The tunnel will happenthe electorate had taken this decision when it voted for Labour. It is now time for the implementation stage,” External link

MaltaToday Monday, May 6, 2019 5:34:00 PM EAT

Ian Borg said : “There is a process, one which takes a number of weeks,” External link

MaltaToday Monday, May 6, 2019 5:34:00 PM EAT

Ian Borg said : “Apart from these benefits, this project will also lead to improved organisation of the port area as well as aesthetic improvements, and that these benefits will reach a wider segment of people, as this port is also frequented by several residents and tourists in their free time,” External link

gozonews Saturday, May 4, 2019 6:19:00 PM EAT

Ian Borg said : “Today we are here witnessing the hard work being carried out to continue strengthening our connectivity. Today we are here because we can continue seeing growth in the aviation sector, another pillar of the economy which contributes to 2.5% of our country’s Gross Domestic Product. The numbers I mentioned are achievements. But our vision spreads wider than this. We want to turn the 315 aircraft to 400 this year, and the 35 AOCs to 40. This is our plan,” External link

MaltaIndipendent Tuesday, April 23, 2019 12:05:00 PM EAT



Key Titles and Phrases Count Lang Last Seen
minister7.72%EN12/01/201701/12/2017
transport minister4.41%EN12/01/201701/12/2017
minister of transport and infrastructure0.37%EN10/08/201708/10/2017
minister for transport and infrastructure1.10%EN09/23/201723/09/2017
minister for transport2.94%EN09/14/201714/09/2017
minister for environment0.37%EN08/18/201718/08/2017
mayor0.74%EN06/30/201730/06/2017
secretary66.18%EN06/06/201706/06/2017
secretary for eu funds12.13%EN05/23/201723/05/2017
secrétaire2.94%FR04/27/201727/04/2017
civil servant0.37%EN01/11/201711/01/2017
lawyer0.74%EN08/04/201604/08/2016
Names Lang Count
Ian BorgEN88.64%
Ian BorgMT9.16%
Ian BorgFR2.20%


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