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The Public Works Department within the Ministry for Transport, Infrastructure and Capital Projects delivers projects to improve the environment for public well-being, at the local community level, while undertaking the planning, design, coordination and implementation of major capital projects, actions and measures at a regional or national scale, to meet current and emerging challenges of climate change, and sustainable development goals.

The following Units and Offices fall under the Director General’s direct responsibility:

·         Research and Planning Unit

·         Procurement Unit

·         Quantity Surveying Unit

·         Quality Control Unit

·         Occupational Health and Safety Unit

·         Communications Unit

·         Legal Office

·         Precincts Office

Director General: Perit Stephen Bonello


The Public Works Department comprises of the following Directorates:

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The Project Design and Engineering Directorate is the principal design arm of the Public Works Department for projects originating from the Ministry for Transport, Infrastructure and Capital Projects and for projects originating from other Ministries and Departments.

The following Units fall under this Directorate:

·         Architectural Design Unit

·         Structural Engineering Design Unit

·         Mechanical Engineering Design Unit

·         Electrical Engineering Design Unit

·         Land Survey Unit

·         Drawing Office

: Perit Nadia Gatt Curmi


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e Projects Implementation Directorate implements projects undertaken by the Public Works Department by direct labour.  The Directorate also offers its assistance to Local Councils for the execution of work in the respective locality.

This Directorate has under its responsibility six District Offices in these localities:

·         Mellieħa

·         Rabat

·         Lija

·         Pembroke

·         Corradino

·         Qrendi


The following also fall under this Directorate:

​​·        ​ Waterproofing Section

·         Franka stone quarry at Tar-Robba, Qrendi

·         Carpentry and Metal Workshop at Lija


Director: Perit Paul Cini

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The Manufacturing and Services Directorate attends to the requests made by the Ministry for Transport, Infrastructure and Capital Projects and other Ministries, Departments and Government Entities with the production of new articles, installations and servicing of machinery and equipment.

The Manufacturing and Services Directorate is made up of the following sections:

·         Metal Trades Section

·         Carpentry Section

·         Electrical Section

·         Plumbing Section

·         Fountains Section

·         Vehicles Section

·         Traffic Lights Section

·         Belisha Lights Section

·         Maintenance Section

Apart from these Sections, the Directorate has one Co-Operative within its fold, namely:

·         The Traffic Signs Co-Operative (KOPTASIN)

This co-operative offers all types of services related with road and traffic signs. 

Director: Mr Raymond Caruana

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The Coastal and Storm Water Unit carries out design, construction and maintenance of infrastructure intended for the collection and discharge of stormwater and flooding mitigation.  This Unit has also taken a leading role in assessing the risks due to coastal erosion and carries out interventions to mitigate such hazards in bathing areas along the coast.

A/Head: Perit Raymond Farrugia