Sulcis, first 80 million tender for land reclamation with the Just transition fund

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Eighty million euros to reclaim and decontaminate polluted land linked to abandoned industrial or mining sites: it is the first notice financed with the resources of the Just transition fund in Sardiniathe European Union program worth over one million euros for the green transition in the Sulcis Iglesiente on the island and in the Taranto area in Puglia.

The operational phase begins

Having passed the preparatory phase with the consultations and the preparation of the intervention plans, now begins – with a certain delay – the operational phase of the plan which was created with the aim of creating a new economic and social course in the two industrial areas. The first step concerns Sardinia where the use of 367 million (49 for technical assistance) is expected to carry out initiatives that bring together environmental restoration, the creation of new jobs and a new economy in the territories.

The first act was carried out by the Regional Planning Center which announced the publication of the notice for the presentation of expressions of interest starting from 31 January for the implementation of “reclamation and decontamination of abandoned sites and land restoration” interventions. , with a financial endowment – precisely – of 80 million euros.

Opportunity for 23 Municipalities and other local bodies

The notice is addressed to the municipal administrations of Sulcis Iglesiente, in particular Buggerru, Calasetta, Carbonia, Carloforte, Domusnovas, Fluminimaggiore, Giba, Gonnesa, Iglesias, Masainas, Musei, Narcao, Nuxis, Perdaxius, Piscinas, Portoscuso, San Giovanni Suergiu, Santadi, Sant’Anna Arresi, Sant’Antioco, Tratalias, Villamassargia and Villaperuccio, and to other public bodies in the Sulcis Iglesiente area which have ownership of the area subject to intervention. «The publication of the new tenders represents a significant opportunity to finally give legs to the JTF – says Daniele Reginali, budget councilor of the Municipality of Iglesias and member of the supervisory committee for the JTF -. These interventions regarding reclamation offer us the possibility of actively contributing to the growth of our Territory, trying to remove those environmental limits that prevent the prospect of a restart”.

The three directions

The program intended for Sulcis will be developed following three guidelines: energy and environment, to which 30% of the resources will be allocated; economic diversification, to which 28% of resources are allocated; measures intended to mitigate the economic and employment effects caused by the transition, to which 32% of the resources are allocated. The most advanced interventions are those involving environmental reclamation and the field of renewables.

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