“Mayors, you will be at the center of the season ahead: an extraordinary opportunity for reforms and investments, thanks to the National Recovery and Resilience Plan. The success of the Plan is in your hands, as in ours. We need cooperation between everyone. the levels of administration, in the investment planning phase and in the implementation phase. This effort must involve everyone: Municipalities, Regions, Ministries “. The premier says so Mario Draghi closing the assembly of the Anci in Parma.
“A few months after the approval of the Plan by the European Commission, we are fully in its implementation phase. In the coming weeks the Government is planning a series of meetings in many Italian cities to discuss its implementation. We have already approved 159 projects. of urban regeneration in which we invest 2.8 billion “, said Prime Minister Mario Draghi.
“Today a new phase is opening for Italy and its almost 8,000 municipalities. An opportunity for development, planning, ideas, which we must be ready to seize for our citizens and for future generations”, says the president of the Council listing the measures of the budget law and recalling that “Municipalities and Metropolitan Cities will have to administer almost 50 billion euros as implementing bodies of the PNRR. From the digital transition to the ecological one; from investments in culture to public construction; from nurseries to support to the most vulnerable elderly; The future of Italy sees you today as protagonists “.
“We are committed – continues Draghi – to improve school construction and strengthen the training offer, also to meet the needs of young families. We launch tenders by the end of the year for the construction of new canteens and gyms in schools,” to which we allocate 1.3 billion. At the same time, we are launching a project competition to create 195 innovative schools throughout the territory. We are using 4.6 billion for the Plan for nurseries and preschools, with the aim ambitious to create 228,000 new jobs “.
“There are no ungovernable cities, just as there are no ungovernable countries or situations and you, President Draghi, are demonstrating this with your government”. The president Anci said so Antonio Decaro, in his report. “We of this, Mr. President, want to thank you. For the effort you are making with the ministers and for the attention you are showing towards the Municipalities and our work. We want to respond to these important and concrete signals with availability and willingness to collaboration, offering proposals and solutions, not complaints or claims “.
“We make various tools available to administrations: from technical assistance in the area to the possibility of recruiting personnel and on this we will have to accept Decaro’s suggestion” to simplify procedures. “At least one thousand experts will help local authorities to implement the NRP. They will be distributed in various areas of the country, to simplify processes and strengthen the planning capacity of administrations”, said Draghi.
“Since a substantial part of the NRP projects are then in the hands of the Municipalities, to speed up this whole process we have to make an extraordinary plan of hiring, qualified, to try to manage all the projects in the best way”. The President of the Chamber wished it Roberto I am, on the sidelines of the Anci assembly. Fico spoke of “investments in resources, money, investments in personnel: It means giving our municipalities the opportunity to work at their best and not always in difficulty”.
“We must give even more importance to the mayors so this proposal is undoubtedly a very interesting path”, said the President of the Chamber, arriving at the ANCI assembly in Parma and commenting, on the sidelines, the proposal to include mayors among the ‘great electors’ of the President of the Republic.