A bridge between Malta and Gozo is a non-starter for environmentalists, who were unanimous yesterday in shooting down the proposal.

Some even appeared glad that the feasibility study has put a €1 billion price tag on the project, arguing this was way beyond what the country could afford.

According to the study, commissioned by the government from the China Communications Construction Company, a bridge between Malta and Gozo would take four years to complete and an investment of €1 billion.

It would also cost €4 million a year to run and would only be possible if road tolls were introduced.

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