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Infrastructure Malta CEO Ivan Falzon set to resign


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Ritratt: Laura Galea

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Ivan Falzon, Chief Executive of Infrastructure Malta, is expected to step down from his position, marking the third resignation of an IM CEO in just two years.

Multiple news outlets are reporting that Falzon and transport minister Chris Bonett have reached an agreement leading to Falzon’s departure.

Newsbook Malta reached out to a spokesperson from the transport ministry for comments, but questions remain unanswered.”

Falzon, who has held the position since 2022, previously served as CEO of Mater Dei Hospital and the Water Services Corporation (WSC).

His tenure at IM saw the completion of several major projects, including the Għadira project, the Imrieħel underpass, and the widening of Pembroke roads. However, these initiatives faced criticism for failing to adequately address traffic issues or promote alternative transportation methods.

The resignation comes just days after Falzon stirred controversy during an interview on RTK103’s Andrew Azzopardi show, where he dismissed the Chamber of Architects’ alternative proposal for the Imsida Creek project as a “photoshop exercise.”

This comment, along with ongoing public frustration over road works across Malta, may have contributed to the current situation.

Sources close to the transport ministry, as reported by The Times, suggest that Falzon and Bonett agreed to an “amicable separation” about four weeks ago. The government reportedly aims to take Infrastructure Malta “in a different direction,” particularly following the European Parliament elections.

However, The Shift presents a different perspective, with senior government sources claiming that the move is an attempt by the transport minister to deflect blame for the current state of Malta’s roads onto Falzon. The agency has been under scrutiny for its management of numerous road reconstruction projects, many of which have been awarded through direct orders worth millions.

During Falzon’s tenure, Infrastructure Malta completed several significant projects, including the Mrieħel underpass, the airport flyover project, and the reconstruction of the Għadira and Ċirkewwa roads. Plans were in place to begin work on the ambitious Msida Creek project, with promises of a Paceville road project to follow.

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