first_img SharePrint Minister for Infrastructure Ian Borg stated that specific details regarding funding for the tunnel between Malta and Gozo are to be published once international offers have been called for and evaluated.He was answering a question put forward by Nationalist Parliamentary Member Frederick Azzopardi. Azzopardi asked whether the project is to be funded using public funds, or whether it will be funded privately.According to Borg, more specific details regarding finance models are to be known after they are determined by technical, economic and environmental studies that are currently in progress. However, a geological model of the area is already undergoing investigation, from which may be deduced that the tunnel can be implemented.The Minister went on to say that plans are ongoing at a fast pace, and that there is an attention to detail with regards to such a large investment being implemented with the best value possible.Currently, documents are being prepared in order to issue a public call for offers regarding the material and resources required for the project to be implemented.Read: ‘There should be a public consultation on Malta-Gozo link’ – DeliaDoes the project need to begin after 2030? Azzopardi also asked about a comment Borg had been quoted on by TVM, listing roads that must be restructured using European funds before 2030. However, he had ended the comment by saying that there needs to be discussion on other roads which must be implemented after 2030, such as the tunnel between Malta and Gozo.However, Borg stated that works on other roads using European funds do not affect the works needed for the tunnel to be implemented. Therefore, works can begin before 2030.Read: What did Gozitans have to say about the Malta-Gozo tunnel?WhatsApp <a href=’;cb={random}’ target=’_blank’><img src=’;cb={random}&amp;n=ab2c8853&amp;ct0={clickurl_enc}’ border=’0′ alt=” /></a>last_img