Driving Theory Tests resume

Driving licence theory tests will resume as from Tuesday 30 April 2019 at the new premises located at 114, Gwardamangia Hill, Pieta`, just opposite the previous office.

Transport Malta had taken immediate action to establish new premises to ensure the least inconvenience following the collapse of block of apartments in Gwardamanġa last week. The Authority had temporarily suspended the driving licence theory tests since the theory testing centre formed part of the block.

May we remind the public that the opening hours are:

Theory Test Centre 

114

Gwardamangia Hill

Pieta

Tel: 21 227 190

Opening hours
Winter Schedule – 1st October till 30th June
Opening hours                             Exam Schedule
Monday – 8:00 till 16:00Tuesday – 8:00 till 16:00Wednesday – 8:00 till 18:00Thursday – 8:00 till 16:00                          Friday – 8:00 till 14:00Monday – 8:00 till 15:00Tuesday – 8:00 till 15:00Wednesday – 11:00 till 17:00Thursday – 8:00 till 15:00Friday – 8:00 till 13:00
Summer Schedule – 1st July till 30th September
Opening hours                             Exam Schedule
Monday – 8:00 till 13:00                            Tuesday – 8:00 till 16:00                            Wednesday – 8:00 till 16:00         Thursday – 8:00 till 13:00                                      Friday – 8:00 till 13:00                              Monday – 8:00 till 12:00Tuesday – 8:00 till 15:00Wednesday – 11:00 till 17:00Thursday – 8:00 till 12:00Friday – 8:00 till 12:00

*On Monday once every fortnight the Theory Test Centre is closed, since Theory Tests are held in Gozo

Driving licence theory tests suspended following the collapse of an apartment block in Gwardamanġa

Following the collapse of a block of apartments in Gwardamanġa last night, Transport Malta is temporarily suspending the driving licence theory tests since the theory testing centre is part of the block.

This decision is with immediate effect.  The Authority is establishing an alternative site for the theory tests.  Clients will be informed with new dates and place of the theory tests. This service will resume on Thursday 2 May 2019.

Transport Malta regrets any inconvenience caused.

New Lighthouse Lanterns

Seafarers can now see the lanterns of Malta’s lighthouses from as far as 20 nautical miles away.

Transport Malta has installed new lanterns for the light houses in Delimara, St. Elmo, Valletta and in the iconic Fanal tal-Ġordan in Għasri, Gozo.

The new lanterns use LED technology and thus use up much less energy than their sodium-based predecessors.

TM has also installed new LED lights at the Mgarr Harbour terminal in Gozo and on the Marfa pier.

A Once-Only grant for vehicles registered and licensed for personal use

Transport Malta would like to remind owners who registered a vehicle between 1 January and 31 December 2008, to submit the application form by not later than the 26 April 2019.

From a total of 6,300 eligible applicants, Transport Malta has already received 5,000 applications for the scheme.

As announced during the last Budget, Government will be refunding the equivalent amount of VAT paid on the registration tax (less the one time grant payment in 2014 of either €110 (vehicles) or €55 (motorcycles) to all vehicle owners who were eligible for the scheme that was published during 2014) to vehicle owners who had a vehicle registered between 1January and 31 December 2008. This payment will be issued in one full and final settlement by cheque, which shall be posted to the address indicated on the application form in the coming months.

Transport Malta has notified the eligible applicants in writing.

Vehicle owners who have received the notification by Transport Malta must verify their personal details, sign and return the application form to Transport Malta by not later than the  26 April 2019 to one of the following addresses below:

Grant Scheme                                                                                                

Transport Malta                                                                                                              

A3 Towers                                                                                                                 

ArcadeStreet, Paola                                                                                                                                                                                                             

Grant Scheme

Ministry for Gozo

Licence Office

Saint Francis Square, Gozo

Documents required with the Application Form:

  1. No additional documentation is required to be submitted if a person is submitting his/her own application. 
  2. In the case of a deceased person, the heir should together with the application form fill in his/her personal details and include a declaration made by a notary public, confirming that he/she is the eligible person to apply for the Scheme.

Vehicle owners who registered a vehicle for private use between 1May 2004 and 31December 2008 and are eligible for the scheme but had not applied for the grant in 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 or 2018, may also submit the application form which may be obtained from Transport Malta, until 26April 2019.

This year, 6,300 applications will be processed covering a total of €4.9 million.

Burnt yacht wreckage recovered

The wreckage of the pleasure craft, that caught fire and sank off Bighi last week, has been recovered from the sea bed yesterday afternoon. The wreckage has been towed ashore and placed on land for further investigations.

Transport Malta monitored the situation closely since the accident and was in contact with the owner of the craft and the Police. As soon as the Police gave their authorisation, the Authority instructed the owner to remove the wreckage, as soon as possible, to minimise any associated risks or dangers.

The owner cooperated fully and engaged the services of a firm, to remove what was left of the boat from the seabed, using divers and specialised equipment. TM officers from the Vessel Traffic Services, Port Inspectors Unit and Maritime enforcement officers ensured that the operation was carried out safely.

On the day of the accident, TM officials were on site to monitor for any kind of spillage or potential contamination. Personnel from the Marina itself, Civil Protection Department and other entities, collected debris which resulted from the fire, more specifically debris which could have posed a danger to the navigation of other vessels.

The Authority kept monitoring the wreckage and cooperated with other entities to minimise any potential contamination. It was aware of a thin sheen that formed off Kalkara following the accident, however, nothing could be done to recover it. The sheen has since evaporated and dispersed naturally.

Transport Malta takes this opportunity to highly commend the brave actions of the Marina employees, whose quick thinking and effective action helped avoid a much more serious accident.

Vacancies at TM

Media and Communications Manager

Jobsplus Permit:  260/2019                            Vacancy Number: 347617

The chosen candidate will be required to manage the public relations and communication of Transport Malta.  The candidate will also be responsible for the planning, development and implementation of PR and communication (internal and external) strategies and policies.

Applicants for this post must be in possession of the following:-

Essential Qualifications and Experience:

  • Qualifications
  • Degree level qualification in either Management, Communications and Public Relations, Public Policy or Social Sciences

Or

  • Experience
    • At least 10 years proven experience in a similar management post
    • Proven experience in Government Regulations concerning freedom of information and related matters

Projects Manager – Smiths Project

Jobsplus Permit:  153/2019                            Vacancy Number: 345991

The chosen candidate will coordinate the implementation of the assigned projects in its entirety according to the rules and regulations set by the respective Funding Programmes, the approved projects and the respective Grant Agreements. The role includes the coordination of all aspects of the project implementation including: the physical implementation of the project, projects supervision and supervision of contractors. The coordination of the public procurement process, ensuring the effective disbursement of funds and sound management of assigned project’s budget and maintain set deadlines and standards during the implementation of actions and contracted project deliverables.  Coordinate and oversee subcontractors’ deliverables by (among other measures) carrying out site visits, certify subcontractors’ works on behalf of the Authority, coordinate and follow up on permits required by PA/ERA and other relevant entities, coordinate and compile as necessary the progress, financial and monitoring reporting as required. Assist as necessary in the implementation of other projects, be they EU or nationally funded.

Applicants for this post must be in possession of the following:-

Essential Qualifications and Experience:

  • Warranted Perit/Civil Engineer
  • Three (3) years proven experience in Project Management in the field of Transport / Civil Engineering / Geography or a related field

Administrator – ICT

Jobsplus Permit:  228/2019                            Vacancy Number: 346710

The chosen candidate will be responsible for the day to day running of the Computers, Telephone Network Infrastructure and Network services of the Authority and to ensure that they function smoothly. The job holder will be supervising the available resources (human, material and systems) in the diagnosing, maintaining and repairing, digital equipment and / or any ICT related hardware pertaining to TM related parties and reporting status and analysis.

Applicants for this post must be in possession of the following:

Essential Qualifications and Experience:

  • Qualifications
  • A recognized Diploma (MQF Level 5) in ICT studies from a recognized institution and a good level of general education.
  • Experience
  • Experience in ICT support will be considered an asset.

A detailed job description is available on http://www.transport.gov.mt/organisation/vacancies

Applications accompanied by a recent Police Conduct Certificate, are to be sent to recruitment.tm@transport.gov.mt  by not later than Monday 15 April 2019.

All applications will be acknowledged and treated in the strictest confidence.

Late Applications will not be considered.