Type: Departments

Information Management Unit

The Information Management Unit (IMU) is the ministerial central ICT office. Its role is to provide strategic advice and support to the Ministry. The unit assists the Ministry’s departments and entities to enhance productivity through the innovative use of technology.

The main business functions of the Information Management Unit include:

  • Managing the ICT budget and the optimisation of ICT resources;

  • Research and encourage the use of emerging technologies to maximize achievements and reduce costs; 

  • Authorization and provision of information services;

  • Alignment of information technology with the Ministry’s business priorities;

  • Management and governance of information systems policies;

  • Providing advice and support to the Permanent Secretary on Ministry strategic ICT matters;

  • Maximise value for money from existing and future technology investments;

  • Implement innovative cost-effective and secure ICT solutions.

Cleansing and Maintenance Division

The Cleansing and Maintenance Division provides waste management services to Central Government and Local Councils, particularly Public Cleansing, in order to keep urban and non-urban areas free from litter and illegally dumped waste, thus enhancing the environment. 

The environment is the common heritage of present and future generations and should be conserved and protected. The purpose of the Cleansing Directorate is to promote an environment free from refuse, rubbish, debris, litter, dirt or any other form of abandoned waste.

Units under the Cleansing and Maintenance Division responsibility:

Cleansing of Arterial Roads Unit
Cleansing of Public Areas and Open Spaces Unit
Beach Cleansing Unit
Cleansing of Public Conveniences Unit (Central Government premises only)
Maintenance of Rainwater Systems
Upkeep and Maintenance

The Clean and Upkeep mobile app is another medium for the Citizen to use in order to report rubbish dumps in Public areas or request maintenance services. The app gives you the ability to take pictures of the site and lets you enter details of location. If the client wishes to switch the mobile location on, the location is automatically sent with the message.

Clean and Upkeep mobile app

The Cleansing and Maintenance Division provides various cleansing and maintenance services to Central Government and Local Councils. The main purpose of the Cleansing and Maintenance Division is to keep urban and non-urban areas free from litter and illegal dumping and in good maintenance, thus, enhancing Malta’s environment. More information can be found at http://cleanandupkeep.gov.mt/

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Policy Development and Programme Implementation Directorate

Main areas of responsibility

European Union Affairs

The EU Affairs section within the Directorate is responsible for:

  • Co-ordinating EU related matters with stakeholders, both at a domestic and at a European level

  • Co-ordinating the formulation of the Ministry’s position on policies proposed by the EU;

  • Disseminating information and keeping abreast of policies being proposed and discussed at a European Union level that might have a direct or indirect effect on the Ministry’s strategy and/or operations;

  • Consulting with its main stakeholders as well as inter and intra Ministerial consultations to produce policy options to address industry’s issues;

  • Overseeing the development of the Ministry’s position on policies proposed by the EU and making recommendations in this regard to the Permanent Secretary;

  • Coordinating Malta’s position with regards to legislative and non-legislative acts falling within the Ministry’s portfolio. Such positions are either provided as replies to requests received on a daily basis through the Permanent Representation and the European Union Coordination Department (EUCD), other ministries, or else as instructions for Working Parties, Commission Expert Meetings, High-level meetings as well as Ministerial Councils and the European Council.

EU funds

The Programme Implementation section is responsible for:

  • Co-ordinating EU funding programmes and projects and disseminating information on EU funding opportunities in order to make the best use of EU funds available for projects and initiatives. It also informs and guides prospective applicants on EU funding opportunities;

  • Assisting entities falling within the Ministry’s remit with applications for funding and monitors the implementation of EU funded projects and schemes from application stage till closure;. Overseeing and coordinating the implementation of EU funded projects whilst ensuring that projects and initiatives are implemented in line with the grant agreement in a timely and efficient manner, according to established practices and regulations.


The Directorate also implements EU funded projects. It is responsible for:

  • Developing project concepts and seeking appropriate funding for such projects.

National Tourism Strategy 2021 – 2030

Previous Tourism Policies


EU legislation in the tourism sector

EU Funding


Ongoing Projects

Past Projects

Operations Directorate

  • Oversee the project implementation of a number of major projects and also of other smaller-scale project

  • Facilitate communication between the Ministry and its entities in a bid to ensure the correct and timely implementation of projects

  • Implement internal projects

  • Act as focal point for the NAO, IAID, Ombudsman and FOI for the Ministry for Tourism including all entities falling under the Ministry’s remit.

  • Implement and follow and recommendations by auditing bodies and draw up the necessary reports

  • Update budgetary, additional and simplifications measures falling under the responsibility of the Ministry for Tourism and Public Cleanliness

  • Collate monthly updates from all Project Leaders/Entities related to Budgetary Measures and report to OPM on a monthly basis

  • Collate Budgetary Measures Proposals prior to vetting and forwarding to MFE

  • Assist in the collating of information related to Manifesto Measures

Corporate Services Directorate

The main functions are to offer support and advise to the Ministry’s Permanent Secretary and the departments and entities falling under the Ministry’s remit on corporate issues ensuring the most effective and efficient use of human and financial resources. 

Finance and Accounts Section

  • The Finance and Accounts section is primarily responsible for the management and administration of the Ministry’s budget, income and expenditure and also releasing of tranche payments to the various entities.

  • Responsible to collate and prepare the Ministry’s business plans, financial estimates, annual reports and monthly financial forecasts;

  • Follow up reports and recommendations issued by NAO and the Internal Audit and Investigation Directorate;

  • Reply to PQs in connection with financial matters related to the Ministry for Tourism;

Procurement Section

  • Responsible for the purchase of goods/services as required by the Ministry for Tourism and Public Cleanliness in line with the General Public Procurement Regulations.

  • Responsible for the fleet management of the ministry’s vehicles.

Travel Section

  • The Travel Section is responsible for the preparation of documents necessary for the Ministry’s delegates to travel abroad.

Human Resources & People Management Section

  • Responsible for the issuing of Calls for Applications relating to vacancies that may arise from time to time within the Ministry, Departments or Authorities/Entities falling under the Ministry’s remit;

  • Responsible for upkeep of attendances, vacation/sick leave records of all employees at the Ministry as well as the monitoring of work-life-balance measures as regulated by the PSMC;

  • Monitors the Performance Management of all employees;

  • Keeps updated records of the Ministry’s employees and regularly updates personal files in relation to progressions, promotions, contract extensions and salary increments according to the PSMC procedures;

  • Responsible for the payroll of Ministry employees;

  • Answering PQs related to HR;

  • Overseeing and coordinating the placement of students as per various students programmes;

  • Identifying training needs and providing training opportunities to staff within the Ministry.