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PRESS RELEASE BY THE MINISTRY FOR THE ENVIRONMENT, SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT AND CLIMATE CHANGE

Reference Number: PR181461, Press Release Issue Date: Jun 26, 2018
 
Minister for the Environment, Sustainable Development and Climate Change José Herrera reiterates, that the Ministry and the Environment and Resources Authority (ERA) are closely evaluating the situation and are assessing a number of interim measures and mechanisms from a viability perspective. While this is being done, in order for the situation relating to the disposal of construction waste to be effectively addressed, increased cooperation from the construction industry is urged to improve the construction and excavation techniques to facilitate recycling opportunities leading to a sustainable sector. 
 
The ERA has also been tasked to prepare a policy from a long term strategic perspective. As clearly indicated by the Minister, the requisition of any excavation void or such part, in line with the authority given by Legal Notice 101/17 will only be executed in extremis and if no alternative feasible solution is brokered. The Minister remains open to discuss the situation with related stakeholders.