On Friday 15th October 2021, President of Malta George Vella and Minister for the Economy and Industry Hon Silvio Schembri visited the Malta Freeport.
President George Vella noted that in the circumstances of recent months, work in the port has been ‘fundamental to us as an island, especially considering that 85% of the imported goods that we consume pass through Malta freeport.’
The President and Hon Minister Silvio Schembri acknowledged the recognition that the Freeport deserves for its contribution throughout the years to the growth of the Maltese economy, job opportunities, and the prominent role it has given to Malta in the Mediterranean region.
On behalf of the people, the President thanked the freeport workers for the crucial role they continued to play during the pandemic in keeping the wheel turning and mitigating the effects on Maltese and Gozitan families. He also expressed his appreciation for the work being done to give importance to Birzebbugia locality in terms of the impact that the Port’s activities can have on the surrounding environment.