UK firm in Malta vehicle lease deal

Malta’s government has concluded a €2.4m deal with an undisclosed UK company to lease 45 new air-conditioned buses for a year, as part of Malta’s public transport system. .

The deal, arranged directly without a call for tenders, came the day before an expression of interest issued for the public transport concession closed.

The government says the lease is necessary to meet demand, which is expected to increase.