In 2021, works relating to 16 works were started, i.e. 7 road works and 9 railway works. By the end of the year, works are scheduled to start on six additional works, including a railway intervention, a port infrastructure and four public safety units, in the early months of 2022 the notice of works relating to further two public safety units. This was stated by the Minister of Sustainable Infrastructures and Mobility, Enrico Giovannini, at the question time in the Chamber about the progress of the infrastructural works envisaged by the simplification decree-laws. So “22 construction sites have been started and two will be at the beginning of 2022”, added the minister, underlining that “the monitoring of the ministry has so far shown substantial compliance with the time schedules”.
The minister also spoke of energy transition, explaining that the COP 26 meetings “highlighted the need to invest in the decarbonisation of transport, which in Italy account for 25% of greenhouse gas emissions. The Italian government is committed to the implementation of interventions that make it possible to achieve the European and international objectives defined in this field, including the European green deal, the new Fit for 55 package proposed by the European Commission which aims to reduce CO2 emissions. 55% by 2030 compared to 1990 levels “.
In particular, “75.6% of the ministry’s resources are destined for projects to combat the climate crisis”. In this sense, two decrees have been signed that allow “the assignment to road haulage companies of a total of 100 million euros for the purchase of latest generation alternative and ecological vehicles, as well as for the replacement of older and more polluting vehicles” .