“Priority infrastructures in Sicily and Calabria”

ROME – The bridge over the Strait of Messina “personally leaves me very perplexed for some time, rather than confused perplexed”. Basically “in the meantime, I would think about strengthening the fundamental infrastructures“, Because“ it seems to me just as important give fundamental infrastructures to Sicily and Calabria which are currently more lacking than other regions ”. The Minister of Ecological Transition Roberto Cingolani at The Breakfast Club on Radio Capital.

Moreover, “there is objectively a fairly critical seismic situation, and it can be an important problem from the point of view of security and technological complexity ”, continues Cingolani, so“ at this moment I would wait, but I have not deepened the idea ”.


“The Minister of Ecological Transition, Roberto Cingolani, errs in liquidating with a few words and without having studied all the dossiers available, by his own admission, the theme of the construction of the Bridge over the Strait of Messina. Even from this hasty stance it emerges that there is now a sort of ideological prejudice that is very difficult to overcome on the stable connection between Sicily and Calabria ”. Thus Matilde Siracusano, deputy of Forza Italia.

“Forza Italia – adds Siracusano – reiterates the need to include the work in the National Recovery and Resilience Plan, supporting in the European tables the need for a derogation from the time constraint, or by financing the land infrastructural works with the Recovery Fund and completing the crossing of the Strait with the Development and Cohesion Funds, and with the structural ones. Material obstacles are by no means insurmountable, we hope that not even the cultural ones of those who have to make the choices of government are. The bridge represents a fundamental priority for the South and for its economic development ”.


“Minister Cingolani did well to express concerns about the construction of the bridge over the Strait of Messina and in particular with the motivation linked to the seismicity of the area and I hope that the doubts will turn into a formal negative decision“. This was declared by the national coordinator of the Greens Angelo Bonelli.

“Sicily, Calabria and the southern regions need commuter trains, aqueducts, purifiers, interventions against hydrogeological instability, to build industrial districts linked to technological innovation and ecological conversion that could achieve tens of thousands of jobs. To give an idea of ​​the priorities of our country – continues the exponent of the Greens – with the 10 billion that would be used to build the bridge over the Strait of Messina, 750 km of network equipped for trams and trolley buses could be built revolutionizing the mobility of the urban areas of our cities ”.

“Minister Cingolani at this point, together with his colleague Giovannini, come to a definitive negative formal decision that closes the bridge affair not only in relation to its inclusion, impossible, in the PNRR but also on the use of ordinary state funds to finance this useless work which to date has wasted almost 1 billion euros of public funds between imaginative studies, consultancy and planning ”, concludes Bonelli.

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