KTP welcomes setting up of contractors registry

first_imgThe Chamber of Architects (KTP) has welcomed a recent announcement by Infrastructure Minister Ian Borg and Parliamentary Secretary Chris Agius regarding the setting up of a contractors’ registry.KTP reminded that it has made such calls as earl as 2007, with the calls intensifying in the recent week following the introduction of the revised regulations. In a statement on Saturday, KTP said that it has taken a leading role in pushing for the introduction of registration, licensing and classification of contractors, adding that it drafted such proposals for a new Legal Notice to outline the processes and requirements to attain such goals.READ: Will this legal notice make our building sites any safer? – Kamra tal-PeritiKTP receives international supportThe KTP insisted that with regards to the recently passed legal notice, there were still some points which need to be changed, describing such change as in the interest of public safety as well as in the interest of the profession, contractors and developers.READ: We will defend our members against unfair lawsuits – KTPThe points that KTP are insisting on include the role, responsibilities and competences of the Site Technical Officer, a clear division between Works Specifications that must be prepared by a perit and the Method Statement which must be prepared by the contractor in order to state how the specifications are to be achieved, a clearer distinction between temporary and permanent works, and also various inconsistencies between the Maltese and English versions of the Legal Notice.The KTP said it received letters of support for its position from the International Union of Architects and from the Union of Mediterranean Architects.Read more:Legal Notice creates added confusion – Kamra tal-PeritiMinister’s statements leave us with more questions than answers – KTPList of licensed masons published by BROWhatsApp SharePrint <a href=’https://sp2.img.hsyaolu.com.cn/wp-shlf1314/2023/IMG6115.jpg” alt=”last_img” />

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