Thursday 3 June 2021 – 10:58
Rome, Ecoitaliasolidale: Neptune City was a flop refutation by the Tiber
“No proposal has been received”
Rome, June 3 (askanews) – The proposal to conclude on June 1 the construction work of the fourth edition of Tiberis, the beach wanted by the mayor Raggi near Ponte Marconi this year too is having the usual difficulties. In fact, the announcement published by Zetèma, an in-house company in Roma Capitale, to guarantee a restaurant service went completely deserted. “The much heralded anticipation of the start of the beach with respect to the three past editions, since the first days of June, is in fact blocked as there have been no adhesions to the public tender aimed at providing the ‘beach’ with refreshment activities, precisely because ‘no proposal has been received’ ”, denounces a well-known Piergiorgio Benvenuti, national president of the ecological movement Ecoitaliasolidale. “Moreover – continues Benvenuti – the redevelopment works of the quay along the Tiber, abandoned last year and negatively transformed by the floods of the river during the winter period, are still not seen, despite being a project that many claim has already cost the Municipality at least one million euros, with an expenditure per season of at least 300 thousand euros “. Four years after the first edition, “when it was hypothesized the possibility of being able to use the ‘lido’ even in the winter months with educational environmental education activities or the construction of an outdoor swimming pool, nothing has changed and the intentions have remained on paper – complaint again Welcome -. Among other things, a few tens of meters, towards Lungotevere di Pietra Papa, there is still a real ‘favela’ with inhabited shacks and pollution activities, both for the lighting of night fires aimed at separating the copper wires. on the side of plastic and both for the tons of waste accumulated on the floodplain and in part illegally spilled directly into the Tiber, a real ecological bomb object, in addition to our proposals, also of two parliamentary questions by Senator Maurizio Gasparri to the Minister of Internal and Ecological Transaction “. “For us at Ecoitaliasolidale – Benvenuti declares – all that remains is to renew the proposal to ask to suspend the ‘experimentation’ of the beach, useless and expensive, to use public money to immediately reclaim the favelas existing in that stretch. And we also continue to ask for the creation of a single Tiber management body that deals with an overall project and certainly not a small and not very functional beach “. The summer experiment of the” Lido “in Ponte Marconi,” will resume in the fourth edition , among a thousand unknowns and inconveniences, without a precise date for the inauguration – concludes Benvenuti – but has every possibility of repeating the flop of previous editions “.