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Aviation

Malta’s award-winning international airport has regular and direct flights to major cities in Europe, North Africa and the Middle East. The airport is located just 6km from the Freeport and only 15 minutes from the main industrial and commercial centres.

In addition, the country has invested €17 million in the Safi Aviation Park, a new aviation park of 200,000 square metres with direct access to the airport’s runways and housing an aircraft servicing cluster.

Maritime

Malta’s strategic location has meant that it has fast become one of the most important logistics centres within the region. An excellent infrastructure and port facilities for cargo and passenger transport have also contributed to the recognition of Malta as a leading logistics hub on the international level.

ICT

Malta’s ICT industry went through a period of consolidation that resulted in an impressive expansion of the sector in recent years. With an approximate investment of almost €300 million, TECOM Dubai’s Smart City project has certainly placed Malta on the map within the global ICT arena.

Education

The education system in Malta is based on the British model and comprises a large number of public, private and international institutions. The University of Malta and the Malta College of Arts, Science and Technology also work in close collaboration with the industry in order to tailor-make courses structured to ensure a highly-skilled workforce is always available.

Advanced Manufacturing

As an island with no natural resources to speak of with the exception of its workforce, Malta has moved from low-end manufacturing to high value-added operations over the last twenty years. Today, the industry is focused on high-end manufacturing such as precision engineering and electronics, pharmaceuticals and medical devices.

KBIC units assigned for MCAST students

Malta Enterprise and the Malta College of Arts Science and Technology (MCAST) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding intended to provide students with easier access to the entrepreneurial world and provide an eco-safe framework for innovative ideas to thrive. This framework will help students with innovative ideas to start and develop a successful business.

Positive FDI inflows recorded

Malta’s Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) inflows for the first half of 2013 turned positive, statistics published by the National Statistics Office show.

The positive increase in FDI inflows was mainly the result of an increase in foreign owned equity capital, which increased by €79 million in the first half of 2013. 

Business Delegation to Qatar and UAE

Malta Enterprise invites expressions of interest from enterprises to join a business delegation to the Middle East led by the Minister for the Economy, Investment and Small Business, Hon. Dr Christian Cardona.  This mission is being organised in collaboration with the Middle East Business Council within The Malta Chamber of Commerce, Enterprise & Industry. The delegation will be visiting Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Qatar between the 15th and the 21st of March 2014. 

Il-Ministru Cardona iniedi l-Micro Invest u l-Micro Guarantee, żewġ skemi li tfasslu b’mod aktar effettiv biex jgħinu fit-tkabbir tal-intrapriżi

F'konferenza tal-aħbarijiiet il-Ministru tal-Ekonomija, Investiment u Intrapriżi Żgħar Dr. Chris Cardona nieda l-iskemi Micro Guarantee u Micro Invest, żewġ skemi ta' assistenza li f'dawn l-aħħar xhur ġew zviluppati biex ikunu aktar effettivi biex jgħinu fit-tkabbir tal-intrapriżi f'Malta u Għawdex.

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