Paul Abela, director of a company shortlisted to build a tourist complex at White Rocks before the government started talks with a UK company about a sports complex, has said he was always sceptical about the UK project.

On Wednesday, PN deputy leader Simon Busuttil said the project was not carried out because it did not offer enough benefits for the country.

Mr Abela said it was evident that the UK developers did not have financial clout.. “The project was nothing more than the development of 300 apartments that would be sold for millions of euro. The sports grounds would not have cost more than €20 million," he said.

A spokesman for Sports Parliamentary Secretary Clyde Puli said the government was not prepared to go ahead at all costs.

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