“My presence serves first of all to reaffirm the duty of remembrance“. The 2009 earthquake” belongs to the collective memory and to the world “. Prime Minister Mario Draghi said this at the inauguration of the Parco della Memoria in L’Aquila.” We cannot forget, we must not forget “, he stresses. The reconstruction”. it proceeds everywhere, but with different speed between one territory and another. We must accelerate, for the moral obligation we have towards all citizens. We have decided to allocate a specific line of investment from the NRP “to the areas of the earthquakes of 2009, 2016 and 2017. This package has a value of 1.78 billion and finances safe and sustainable reconstruction, environmental recovery, and initiatives to support of citizens and businesses. This week we are kicking off this program, with the approval of the provision that divides resources between investment purposes “.
“The resources are needed, but they are not enough. There is a need for planning and administrative skills, as demonstrated – starting from L’Aquila – by the most successful cases in post-earthquake reconstruction. Complementary Fund a governance model that focuses on the simplification of procedures and the close coordination of central and territorial administrations “. “We want to enhance the experience gained in the field by the mayors, regional and local administrators, and by the technical structures and commissioners of the government. everyone is grateful to you “, he points out.
“The city of L’Aquila has chosen to entrust the memory of the earthquake not to a traditional monument, but to a park. To an open space that is a symbol of the emptiness left by those who died in that terrible night. But this open space is also symbol of fullness. It will be filled by all the families and children who will play among these flower beds and among these fountains. It is the symbol of life that must be reborn by drawing strength from the memory of a tragedy. Today the conditions are finally here to do so. ”
Also present were the minister for the South and territorial cohesion, Mara Carfagna, and the head of the Civil Protection Department, Fabrizio Curcio.
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