The Ministry for the Environment advises that until further notice the tendering process for the MALTA 2000 Project is being suspended. This decision has been taken in order not to involve interested developers in further unnecessary expenses in the drawing up of the tender submissions.
This is also being done until a decision on the way forward for the MALTA 2000 Project is taken by Government. This is in line with Government’s previously established commitment for the setting up of a National Arts Centre, comprising the St. James Cavalier and the site of the Royal Opera House.
Moreover, this is also in line with Government’s commitment to allocate the use of the Royal Opera House site for cultural purposes and in particular for the building of a theatre where opera and modern musicals can be staged.