Faculty of Law Joins Forces to Strengthen Malta’s Construction Legislation

In an innovative move, the Faculty of Laws at the University of Malta has teamed up with the Ministry for Public Works and Planning, signifying a major step towards refining construction laws in Malta.

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📗 The Memorandum of Understanding

The signing of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) between these two bodies underpins a shared commitment to enhance the regulation of the construction industry.

The MoU solidifies the collaboration between the Ministry for Public Works and Planning and the Faculty of Laws, setting the stage for them to cooperate closely on matters pertinent to the construction industry.

The signing ceremony was graced by the presence of Minister for Public Works and Planning, Stefan Zrinzo Azzopardi, and Minister for Education, Sport, Youth, Research, and Innovation, Clifton Grima.

The signatories included the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry for Public Works and Planning, Carlos Tabone, the University of Malta Rector, Professor Alfred J Vella, and the Dean of the Faculty of Law, Dr. Ivan Mifsud.

📗 Engaging Law Students

A key component of this collaboration involves law students at the Master’s level.

Under the guidance of their lecturers, these students will have the opportunity to delve into the laws associated with the Building and Construction Authority.

Their task will be to assess the compatibility of these laws with other prevailing general laws, such as the Code of Police Laws, the Civil Code, and the Criminal Code.

If inconsistencies or compatibility issues are identified, the Faculty of Laws will recommend the necessary changes to ensure the laws are congruent with contemporary realities.

This undertaking not only provides practical experience for the students but also allows them to make a valuable contribution to society.

📗 Anticipated Benefits and Future Outlook

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Minister Stefan Zrinzo Azzopardi emphasized that the agreement would broaden the legal knowledge in the construction sector and equip future legal professionals for the challenges in the construction industry.

He expressed optimism that this agreement would be instrumental in improving the construction industry’s quality.

Echoing this sentiment, Minister Clifton Grima underscored the importance of hands-on experience for students.

He believes that through this MoU, students will gain practical knowledge and contribute significantly to the improvement of the country’s laws.

Professor Alfred J Vella, the University of Malta Rector, also conveyed his enthusiasm about the collaborative initiative.

He underscored the University’s readiness to aid the Ministry in its mission related to the construction industry and expressed hope for more fruitful collaborations of this kind in the future.

Last Updated on 24 May, 2023

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