During the 21st edition of the Malta Engineering Excellence Awards held at Sant’Anton Palace, the President of Malta, George Vella, saluted the memory of Miguel Borg, who, despite huge health challenges, graduated with a degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Malta. “With his determination and courage to push through and achieve his dream of becoming a qualified engineer, Miguel continues to be an inspiration for us all”, President Vella said.
Whilst congratulating all the awardees who have distinguished themselves in their respective engineering fields, the President of Malta thanked the Chamber of Engineers for their unwavering commitment to be leaders in promoting the highest professional and ethical standards in the engineering profession in Malta. He noted with satisfaction that young engineers are at the forefront in advancing innovative ideas and solutions for a more sustainable environment. The awards, the President said, are not only a celebration of the awardees’ hard work and successes but are also a strong vote of confidence in the centrality of advancing and promoting the benefits of a multidisciplinary field such as engineering within our tertiary educational institutions.
President Vella commended the stewardship of the Malta Chamber of Engineers, which has since 1978 contributed to promoting the development of a professional and diverse engineering class in Malta. “An increase in women enrolled in engineering courses at the University of Malta or MCAST, and later successful employment in different engineering fields compliments our country’s efforts of combating the gender gap”, remarked the President whilst observing with satisfaction that Engineer Michelle Cortis has become the first Maltese engineer to be elected to the Executive Board of the Fédération Européenne d’Associations Nationales d’Ingénieurs (FEANI). President Vella also noted that four engineers have been elected to the Maltese Parliament, further complementing the work of other members of Parliament hailing from different professional backgrounds.
The winners are:
Industrial Excellence Award 2022: Water Services Corporation
Maurice Debono Lifetime Achievement Award 2022: Prof. Ing. Paul Vassallo
The Energy and Water Sustainability Award 2022: BAXTER Malta