Minister for Transport, Infrastructure and Capital Projects
Dr Ian Borg was appointed Minister for Transport, Infrastructure and Capital Projects in June 2017, at the start of the 13th legislature. His current role includes overseeing the construction and maintenance of roads, the effective implementation of different programmes and major Government infrastructural projects.
During the previous legislature, as the youngest member of the Cabinet, Dr Ian Borg also served as Parliamentary Secretary for the EU Presidency 2017 and EU Funds. During this time, he was responsible for the national preparations for the successful 2017 Maltese Presidency of the Council of the EU, together with the strengthening of the EU Funds absorption process towards a more efficient and transparent practice. In fact, in 2016, Malta recorded a 100% absorption rate in EU Funds for the programming period 2007-2013.
Dr Borg graduated as a Doctor of Laws from the University of Malta in 2012, after successfully reading a Doctoral degree in Laws, a Diploma in Public Notarial Practice and a Bachelor’s Degree in Law.
His political career started in 2005 with his election as Mayor of his hometown Dingli, which was reaffirmed in 2008 and 2012. In 2009, he was also elected as an Executive Member of the Local Councils Association. Dr Borg has also served in the North Regional Committee and in the Users’ Committee of the Malta Environment and Planning Authority. In 2010, he was a member of the Maltese delegation to the Committee of the Regions as part of the European Socialists Party.
Minister Borg’s commitment towards a radical improvement in the country’s infrastructure is visible in the continuous and persistent work being undertaken by the Ministry and the authorities falling within its remit. “Infrastructure, Transport, Capital Projects, Planning, the Property Market – every sector within our remit affects the lives of each and every one of us. Our priority is to improve the quality of life of the Maltese and Gozitan people; that is why we strive – so that our country can benefit from sustainable development, a revolution in infrastructure, innovative projects, efficient transport, and continuous evolution.” Minister Ian Borg