Minister for Transport, Infrastructure and Capital Projects Ian Borg presented 40 engineers with their warrants. He began by congratulating the engineers who, after years of studying and working, have received their warrant today. He explained that this day is especially important as it is the day on which an engineer takes up the responsibility to carry out his or her work ethically in this important profession.
“Our country is witnessing a lot of economic growth, a positive factor that brings with it a number of challenges and a demand for more facilities like hospitals, schools, infrastructure and other needs in the industry. The engineer is central in the implementation of all this and it is important to have strong human resources,” said the Minister.
He said that since he took up this role, he has had the opportunity of presenting warrants to 213 engineers, and added that while this is a great number, we still need more engineers.
The Minister also made reference to the revision being carried out on the act regulating the engineering profession and reminded those present of the inclusion of engineers in the construction sector after the important reform implemented in the sector this summer.
“It is important to accept work only if one feels that they have the right competences and knowledge. That is why we speak about ethics, about the responsibility that comes with this warrant, not only with regard to the way work is carried out but also the kind of work that is accepted,” said Minister Borg.
He reiterated the Government’s commitment to continue creating wealth and economic growth which leads to continuous demand for this work and stressed the Government’s determination to continue regulating the various sectors that drive our country forward.
“Those professions that make the country what it is and what it will be for generations to come, including the engineering profession, are essential,” concluded Minister Ian Borg.
From his end Chairman of the Board Dr Noel Camilleri congratulated the engineers and spoke about the importance of following the code of ethics when carrying out one’s duties once someone joins this profession.