October 17, 2019

The “complex” tender for the fast-ferry service between Malta and Gozo would be issued for the third time, the Gozo Minister Justyne Caruana has confirmed.

A first attempt was made in 2017 when the Transport Minister issued a request for proposals to seek interested parties wanting to offer the service in conjunction with State-owned ferry company Gozo Channel.

Though an evaluation committee had concluded that Virtu Ferries made the best offer and talks with Gozo Channel had started, the Transport Ministry cancelled the request for proposals in January last year and issued a slightly modified call.