Gentlemen, clean up before the Chinese arrive: a delegation from Shanghai Electric is to visit Delimara power station on Monday

Published: March 1, 2014 at 9:03pm

—–Original Message—–
This email was circulated yesterday. DPS refers to Delimara Power Station.

From: Damato Ismail at Enemalta
Sent: Fri 2/28/2014 9:15 PM
Subject: Delegation from Shangai Electric


Next Monday a delegation from Shangai Electric are going to visit the Station. Kindly ascertain that during the weekend the area under your responsibility is cleaned thoroughly. Particular attention should be given to areas where fuel is handled.

Ismail D’Amato
Acting Manager DPS

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26 Comments Comment

  1. canon says:

    Now imagine if the fuel handled is gas.

  2. Alexander Ball says:

    Notice how they don’t mention the time. Poor chaps could clean it up at 8am only to find they turn up at 4pm.

  3. Sparky says:

    It’s the norm in Maltese production plants to move into panic mode when faced with a sudden high profile visit or audit. More pressing is how fast some people have climbed up the career ladder. One wonders.

  4. Not Sandy:P says:

    Joseph must be busy with the mop and dusters.

    Has anyone thought of tracking him down, sticking a microphone in his face and asking him what he thinks of what is happening in Ukraine and whether he has spoken to Yanukovych since he absconded to Russia?

    • ciccio says:

      It would also be good to know what Louis Grech, the Minister for EU Affairs, and George Vella, the Foreign Affairs Minister, have to say about Ukraine.

      • Not Sandy:P says:

        Absolutely nothing.

        The only thing of note we’ve heard from Louis Grech is that they’re shelving the impeachment motion against Farrugia Sacco.

        George Vella probably still thinks that it’s just a few students putting on a token protest.

      • ciccio says:

        Maybe it’s time to send George Vella back to Ukraine – Crimea this time – to reassure us that it is all calm on that front.

    • claude sciberras says:

      His standard reply would be that the Nationalists did much worse when they were in government.

      • Calculator says:

        I wonder what he would say about the previous administration’s handling of the crisis in Libya, assuming that a journalist would have the decency to ask if he gave that standard reply.

  5. Joe Fenech says:

    PS: Wara morru s’ghand Mallia ghax ghandu bzonn ghorka bil-bleach (miskin naqra skint bhalissa u qed jipprova jiffranka l-ilma)

  6. H.P. Baxxter says:

    They’d have a hard time cleaning up their dirty government before the EUROPEAN delegation arrives.

    As the great Don Logan put it, no amount of Persil could shift that.

  7. Bou says:

    Shanghai….. yes. Cleaning up for the Smog Barons.

    Ironic that, wouldn’t you say?

    Here is some of their other work so far.

  8. Francis Saliba M.D. says:

    I hope that Henley & Partners will ensure that the delegation won’t include any of the perpetrators of the mass knifing at Kuming China that left at least 29 people dead and who may need a “Malta passport for sate” rather urgently.

    • La Redoute says:

      You’d best concern yourself with the government officials who’ll see to their execution. They’re the ones with the money, connections and motives to buy passports.

  9. vanni says:

    On an entirely different matter:

    What country are we talking about, North Korea?

    The very fact that the road blocks were set up makes a mockery of presumption of innocence.

    Furthermore, I think that when a person has to submit to being searched at one of these roadblocks, it is a gross violation of his human rights. Certainly the police are allowed to stop and search, but they should have reasonable grounds of suspicion.

    There was no reason to suspect that any of the cars stopped harboured anything illegal.

    That people were caught in possession of illegal substances is beside the point.

    I’m quite sure that if enough cars are searched at 8:00 on Monday morning at Floriana, much more illegal material will probably turn up. However, the end does not justify the means.

  10. Paul says:

    He even manages to spell Shangai(sic) wrong twice.

  11. hmm says:

    Each time we see cars escorted by patrols we should all no longer assume it is a state visit but assume it is some sleazeball coming to buy a Maltese passport.

  12. M. Cassar says:

    One would have thought that cleanliness and therefore safety is an everyday priority, and not something to be done before important Chinese visitors arrive.

    • ciccio says:

      The passports office must be the cleanest spot on the islands right now. There is Chinese coming and going every day.

  13. Neil says:

    ‘Kindly ascertain’??

  14. Francis Saliba M.D. says:

    A little while ago for about a whole week policemen in civilian clothes mounted a 24 hour a day surveillance in a St Paul Bay locality while the place was being cleaned thoroughly with power hoses. Any connection?

  15. M. says:

    Since you published the above blog-post, Ismail D’Amato has morphed into a bird …

  16. Gaetano Pace says:

    Does the authority dubbed Health and Safety at the Place of Work ever pay visits to the power station ? Apparently, no , never.

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