A technical delegation arrived in Malta on Saturday (28 April) from The People's Republic of China.
A technical delegation arrived in Malta on Saturday (28 April) from The People's Republic of China. The seven man team led by Mr. Wang Chih-Chu has come to Malta to Malta to have talks with the maltese Government and Drydock's management about the possibility of the chinese building a new drydock and wharf in the Grand Harbour.
Malta's dockyard, the main employer on the island is in financial trouble. Losses for this financial year are estimated at 2 million pounds sterling (5 million US dollars).
The Maltess Premier Dom Mintoff last month asked shipyard workers to accept a 10 to 20 per cent lavy on their earning and to work a new shift system which would mean a drop in earnings.
There are at the moment two other technical delegations in malta from The People's Republic of China. One is studying the possibility of setting up a chocolate factory and the other is setting up a decorative glass factory.
The People's Republic's representation has been much increased recently in Malta. The Embassy has acquired a large block of newly built flats in Sliema. It was reported in the local press that these larger premises will be the new Embassy.