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Minister of Transport defends decision to award € 430,000 for direct orders related to metro projects



Transport Minister Aaron Fargia upheld the decision to issue more than € 430,000 for direct orders related to the Malta Metro, saying the government would simply make the decision on a case-by-case basis.

Malta Independent is a beneficiary of € 434,492.04 in a direct order issued by the Labor Party’s Political Event Stage Supplier, The Events Company (TEC Ltd), by the Ministry of Transport, Infrastructure and Capital Projects in November 2021 on Tuesday. I reported that it was. , Then led by former Transport Minister Ian Borg.

There were no clear signs of what the direct order was awarded for, it was simply listed as for the “Malta Metro”.

When asked about this, Farrugia referred to the press conference event announcing the Malta Metro, stating that this important event needed to be held, “service was needed in a short amount of time.”

Farrugia said it was a timing issue as the government would issue direct orders in the event of an event that needed to occur in a short period of time.

Falgia, who was once again asked to disclose the mission given the direct order, distracted the question, saying that the government would make a decision depending on the circumstances in which it occurred.

TEC Ltd was the beneficiary of 21 individual direct orders awarded on November 8, 2021, except those awarded on October 4, 2021. After that, Transport Minister Ianborg gave a press conference totaling 76,981.76 euros.



https://www.independent.com.mt/articles/2022-05-05/local-news/Transport-Minister-defends-decision-to-award-430-000-in-direct-orders-related-to-Metro-Project-6736242707 Minister of Transport defends decision to award € 430,000 for direct orders related to metro projects

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