The construction works for the Pietrarossa mega-dam begin: it will provide water to the plain of Catania.

The contract was signed today between the Drar of the Sicilian Region and a group of companies including the Cooperative Edile Appennino (lead contractor), Vittadello, Intercantieri, and Cosedil (contractors), and the auxiliary Consorzio Ciro Menotti for the completion of the Pietrarossa Dam in the municipalities of Aidone and Mineo. The total cost of the project exceeds 47 million euros, and it is expected to be completed within two and a half years. The dam will provide water for irrigation in approximately 17,000 hectares of Catania’s fertile plain. This project is a significant collaboration between institutions and will complete a project that was halted in 1997.