Transport Malta has received four offers for the development of a prospective 700-berth marina complex in Marsacala Bay, which is located in the south-eastern region of the country. Because the project initiated a bidding process without proper consultation with the local authorities, there has been significant local resistance to the proposal, which has continued to this day.
According to The Shift, a Maltese online media site, the four proposals include two consortiums that have made bids for a 50-year concession associated with the marina project, which is now under consideration.
Transport Malta will evaluate the entries, and three of them will be selected for consideration in the next stage of the process. The winning bidder will be granted the exclusive right to build the marina, which will have the capacity to accommodate up to 700 yachts and boats ranging in size from small craft to yachts up to 36 meters in length (118ft). According to Transport Malta’s estimates, income from a developed marina may be in the region of €4 million per year.