F'Malta jew fuq il-qamar?
The Maltese people are right to complain about the state of the roads because a lot of them are substandard. Although this statement may sound obvious, the surprising thing perhaps is that it comes from Roads Minister Jesmond Mugliett.
The Times 23.10.2006
Residents in Madliena have shown The Malta Independent a road that would surely qualify for the Top-Ten worst surfaces in
Nota ta' maltapolitics.com: L-ewwel nett x'aktarx li l-isem tat-triq hu zbaljat u minflok Triq Martin Scicluna jrid jigi Triq Markiz Scicluna. Intant, l-istat tat-triq Markiz Scicluna huwa tal-biki kif jixhdu dawn iz-zewg ritratti li gejjin li ttiehdu f'nofs Awwissu 2004.
Toroq ohra li ma jaghmlux ghajb lil Triq Markiz Scicluna huma z-zewg toroq li gejjin, Triq Manuel Agius (xellug) u Triq Il-Veduta (lemin). (L-erba' ritratti li jidhru hawn ittiehdu fl-istess gurnata).
Lokalita: San Giljan
Mistoqsija Numru: 6551
Seduta Numru: 155 - 21/07/2004
Titlu: San Ġiljan - Triq San Ġorġ - asfaltar
L-Onorevoli LEO BRINCAT
staqsa lill-Onorevoli JESMOND MUGLIETT (Ministru għall-Iżvilupp Urban u t-Toroq):
Jista' il-Ministru jgħid meta se tiġi asfaltata mill-Gvern Ċentrali
Ninsab informat illi Triq San Ġorġ hija triq asfaltata u tinsab f'kondizzjoni tajba, għalhekk nitlob lill-Onor. Interpellant biex jivverifika l-isem tat-triq li għaliha qed jagħmel il-mistoqsija parlamentari.
Nota ta' maltapolitics.com: Onorevoli Mugliett, int qatt ghaddejt
Nota ohra: F'Marzu 2005, din it-triq inghatat wicc gdid biex is-Sur Mugliett spicca ikkonferma li fil-fatt Leo Brincat kellu ragun.
Triq li tinsab fi stat dizastruz hija Triq il-Port Hieles u parti sostanzjali minnha qisha wicc il-qamar. Fdin it-triq, hemm residenti li ilhom jghixu fiha anke 25 sena. Triq il-Port Hieles qatt ma giet asfaltata minkejja li l-hlas ghat-triq li jammonta ghal Lm125 ilhom li thallsu mir-residenti. Fl-1999 saret petizzjoni mir-residenti sabiex issir it-triq imma dan l-appell waqa fuq widnejn torox. Fil-parti li qed tidher hawn taht hemm 25 familja jghixu fambjent tal-misthija. Meta tqis li l-gvern nefaq Lm9 miljuni biex xtara post u jirrangah, xqieghed jistenna biex jonfoq ftit eluf biex jirranga ingustizzja ma dawn ir-residenti ta Triq il-Port Hieles?
Toroq li jsiru godda u f'hafna kazi jinqalghu mill-qiegh, jergghu jispiccaw jinqalghu mill-gdid minhabba xoghol u pjanar hazin.
The road leading to the Physically Handicapped Rehabilitation Centre in Corradino Hill, Paola, is in a very bad state of repair. Drivers, especially the disabled, just cannot take to the road because it is very dangerous, especially when it rains. The broken road and debris on both sides are in full view of everyone, including ministers and other dignitaries, on their way to the centre. Urgent funds are needed to remedy the situation. L-Istrina organisers please note.
The Times 18.12.2006
René Rossignaud, local councillor (AD), Swieqi.
I am writing about the state of the streets in Madliena. Decades have gone by and some streets are in a very bad state, in fact, they were never surfaced. The central government, whose responsibility it is to build roads, has not kept its promise to see to this problem. Other problems are that drainage services have not even reached some streets in Madliena. How much longer will these residents have to wait?
The Times 2.8.2007
IL-GRTU TIPPROTESTA KONTRA D-DECIZJONI TAL-MINISTRU JESMOND MUGLIETT DWAR IL-PONT MANWEL DIMECH.
TWIDDEB LIL MINISTRU "ISMA X'INHUMA JGHIDULEK IS-SIDIEN TAN-NEGOZJI"
Il- GRTU tqies li l-ordni li ta l-Ministru Jesmond Mugliett lil kuntrattur biex
The Chamber for Small and Medium Enterprises, GRTU, is up in arms after being told that the Roads Minister and the Prime Minister were considering leaving the old regional road bridge carriageway open for Christmas, only to later learn that demolition works had started that very same day. The director general, Vince Farrugia, and the president of the Tourism, Hospitality and Leisure Section, Philip Fenech addressed a news conference yesterday and asked what exactly was going on.
Mr Farrugia and Mr Fenech both said that Prime Minister Lawrence Gonzi publicly announced that the government could not give a completion date for the project because they were still in the process of thinking about the GRTUs proposal. However, the government went ahead with work to start demolishing the bridge on the same day that the meeting with Minister Mugliett was held, claimed the GRTU. Mr Fenech and Mr Farrugia asked: What is going on? Doesnt the Prime Minister know what is going on? Or is the government simply taking the Mickey out of us? The
The Opposition is allowed some leeway in the targets it chooses and in what it says. And what better target than a bridge repair job that has taken twice as long as predicted? Or cost over-runs on some of the most recent road repair jobs? Or a minister let down by his inexperience in handling crises and critics?
The government will not give a deadline for the repair work being done on the
The Times 23.1.2008
The road leading from Msida to Gzira Rue DArgens has been closed for quite a while now, much to the annoyance of residents in the areas, and of drivers too, who have to take a longer route to their destination. It always happens here that it is known when a job is to start but nobody knows when its going to finish. Work on main arteries such as this particular road should not take an eternity to be finished. Work should be carried out round the clock if needs be. The same goes for the Manwel Dimech bridge where work is soon to be completed, as drivers making use of the stretch over the weekend have realised. This project has taken much longer than originally anticipated, and although the inconvenience cause was much less than originally thought, it was still delayed by a few months and cost much more than estimated.
Motorists should be relieved today when the
The Times 21.4.2008
The rainy season is now over but the Marsascala bypass is still littered with potholes, some of them several centimetres deep, enough to slash a tyre or break a wishbone. Three potholes in
The Times 12.5.2008
I am sorry to burden the reading public with the topic of roads again; we are all sick of this repeated subject yet it is only repeated with such monotonous regularity because so little happens to rectify the problems. Since October 2007 I have spent in the region of 500 on repairs to my car's suspension and I am very careful to try and avoid the worst of the potholes. My daily drive to work takes me up to Naxxar and over to
Phil Pryce Attard
The Times 22.5.2008
After years of waiting, Triq il-Ġmiel and Triq il-Kajjarun in the forgotten hamlet of Madliena were finally given their few metres of tarmac - on the eve of the election, of course. But the job has proven too difficult to complete and the last 60 odd feet of Triq il-Ġmiel, the very entrance to the tarmacked area, have been left to the next election, if ever. I leave it to the readers to define an adjective. Maybe ridiculous, pathetic, ignorant, stupid or imbecilic. Certainly good management or common sense does not come to mind.
Douglas Salt, Madliena
The Times 23.5.2008
Complaints that local roads have deteriorated to
The Sunday Times 13.9.2009
We know that we are making the point only for it to be ignored but it must be said our roads are in a shameful mess.
Two road engineers have ex-pressed concerns about the quality of ongoing resurfacing works, carried out for the upcoming Papal visit, and think such temporary fixes are likely to come apart in the near future. Given the type of work and the speed at which they are being carried out, I don't think it is the government's intention that they should last long. The works are superficial in nature and any defects at the base levels are not being addressed, so they will resurface, one road engineer said. Another engineer agreed that the works were clearly a temporary solution for the visit of Pope Benedict XVI on April 17 and 18. From an engineering point of view they are a disaster. I don't expect them to last too long before coming apart, he said. Both agreed that the problem lay in the fact that the asphalting was being carried out on the surface layer of the road rather than through the multi-layering of materials. Hugh Arnett, a motoring journalist and former traffic management consultant, agreed adding that the works were a dreadful cosmetic job that would most likely last two or, maybe, five years.
The Times 6.4.2010
HEKK KIENET U HEKK HALLEWHA!
With much fanfare and pomp, a road yes a road was officially opened some years back, pledging to be something which would increase the attractiveness of Paceville. To be fair, the road was part of a project that included zany street lighting and street furniture. But in all seriousness, the opening of the road was made out to be the next thing since sliced bread. The road we are talking about is Triq Santu Wistin, the one leading down to
Pitiful: Third world road network
Yesterdays brief early morning downpour resulted in massive traffic chaos, flooding, damage and yet more loss of productivity. It is unbelievable to think that a modern EU country has roads as bad as ours. Former Roads Minister Austin Gatt once tried to justify the state of our roads by saying that there are worse ones in
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Wara 20 sena bil-PN fil-gvern
Lou Bondi jitkellem ma' Lawrence Gonzi dwar l-istat tat-toroq f'Malta. Bondi + TVM 27.4.2009
Ikompli x-xoghol tal-qamel
GONZIPN jivvota kontra mozzjoni tal-Partit Laburista ghal inkjesta dwar triq Anton Buttigieg fiz-Zejtun (fejn mietu diversi nies f'incidenti tat-traffiku).
"Iggudikawna fuq li naghmlu u mhux fuq li nghidu". - Dr. Lawrence Gonzi
Hekk hu. Il-pont imwieghed fil-bypass tal-Imriehel baqa' ma sarx ghax mhux worth it ghal-Gvern. Il-Partit Laburista jahsibha mod iehor.
How could the opposition still criticise the ministry for Gozo when in actual fact all the projects promised had taken off? Numerous others had been concluded, including the Xlendi road project.
The Times 29.11.2011
Iva, it-Triq tax-Xlendi. Araw kif spiccat wara li ghamlet ix-xita. Spiccat qisha mewg wara xita fNovembru 2011. Evviva l-miljuni ta Ewro li l-Gvern nefaq fuqha.
Dawn ir-ritratti li gejjin huma ta' Triq is-Sghajtar il-Mosta. It-triq inghatat nofsha tarmac u n-nofs l-iehor xejn. GHaliex? Ma naghmlux mod li n-nies fuq in-naha l-hazina huma xi residenti tat-tieni klassi? Nitolbu spjegazzjoni u gustifikazzjoni ghaliex din it-triq thalliet hekk.
17 Novembru 2012