MBB project manager Geoffrey Saliba was presented with an award by the European Projects Association for his role in managing the EU LIFE+ Investing in Water Project, at an awards event held at the European Parliament.
This is the fourth consecutive year that the European Projects Awards were held. The awards this year featured 12 examples of excellence in European Projects, and rewarded personalities that contributed to the development of the European Union in the programming period 2007-2013. Mr Saliba was acknowledged for his management and communications role in the successful implementation of the project.
Commenting on the award, MBB CEO Joe Tanti stated “The MBB is honoured with Geoffrey’s achievement. We strongly believe in the power of projects to drive positive change, be it economic, environmental or social. We are proud to have a dedicated and professional team that believes and lives this, which also looks forward to contributing towards Malta’s sustainable development.”
“This award comes after the MBB won the 2014 National Enterprise Support Awards, and classified as runner up in the Green Markets and Resource Efficiency category at the European Enterprise Promotion Awards, which was organised by the European Commission earlier this month,” Mr Tanti said.
The EU LIFE+ Investing in Water Project was a 30 month best practice campaign aimed at helping businesses and hotels save water. By the project’s close, enterprises participating with the project were saving more than 140,000,000 litres of water every year – enough to supply the needs of two medium sized 4 star hotels, and three large water consuming factories. The project was led by the MBB, in partnership with the Malta Chamber and the MHRA, received 50% co-financing under the European Community’s LIFE funding programme, with the Ministry responsible for the environment as the main co-financier, further co-financing and sponsorship from Easydry Malta, APS Bank, Island Hotels Group, and MSV LIFE.
In conclusion, Mr Tanti reiterated the MBB’s commitment to continue maximising on EU funding opportunities by submitting new projects, which would benefit the local private sector, the environment and the economy at large.