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December 14, 2012

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Appropriation of 8,5 million euros for the promotion and the development of the port of Gioia Tauro

Scopelliti (Region): "we are worried for the anchor duties, from the moment that the resources previewed from the executive Mounts are pairs to 3,5 million while they would serve at least 11"

Yesterday the president of the Calabria Region, Giuseppe Scopelliti, and the president of the Harbour Authority of Gioia Tauro, Giovanni Grimaldi, an agreement of program finalized to the promotion and the development of the port of Gioia Tauro has undersigned who previews the appropriation of 8,5 million euros, of which five million financed from the E region 3,5 million from the Harbour Authority.

The agreement includes actions in order to stimulate the development and the increase of the harbour services, to the aim to return mainly accessible and competitive harbour the port of call, and previews a series of development objectives. Between these, the realization of operations of tending marketings to loyalize the operators of the port and to facilitate a faster logon of the goods from and for the port, in a moment of serious crisis of world-wide the marine transport. The plan, moreover, is determined to upgrade the intermodalità services, promuovendo a greater one uses of the railway net from the enterprises.

"Once again - Scopelliti has declared - we have ravvisato the necessity to turn our attention to the port of Gioia Tauro, in the wide picture of action plan put in field, in order to not only value strategic a harbour port of call for the calabrian territory, but for all the Country. With the program agreement picture undersigned along with the harbour Authority of Gioia Tauro, we recover resources from the regional budget in order to assign them in support of to initiatives times to attract new traffics and to return the port of call more and more competitive, with the involvement of great shipowners and companies. We engage - it has specified the president of the Region - 3,5 million euros for the adoption of measures you reward them in order to develop the transhipment, with the reduction of the taxes of anchorage for the year 2012, 500 thousand euros for specific actions of marketing times to loyalize the harbour operators and a million euro for the implementation of measures of harbour security. The data supplied from the harbour Authority - it has added Scopelliti - confirm to us turned out positive for this year, with an increment of the traffics of 450 thousand teus, arriving so to million a total volume of two and 800 thousand teus".

The governor of the Calabria, moreover, has turned an appeal to the parliamentarians "because - he has explained - they push the national government to value a port of call in a position to guaranteeing the development of all adequately the area and to giving I keep on the engagements that the former minister to the Altero Matteoli Infrastructures had assumed. We are worried - it has specified Scopelliti - for the anchor duties, from the moment that the resources previewed from the executive Mounts are pairs to 3,5 million while they would serve at least 11. In the next few days I will meet days the minister Barca in order to accelerate iter regarding the investment of 153 million on the shod one, of RFI competence, on which we will supervise continuously, considered the indifference which showed from this society towards the meridione".

"It is necessary - the vice president of the regional agency has said, Antonella Stasi - to return the harbour system mainly competitive. The Calabria Region and the Harbour Authority of Gioia Tauro want to get ahead actions of aimed marketing to promote the complex of the harbour activities by means of specific endorsement with the main actors of world-wide the marine cluster, first of all MSC. To such purpose it is intention of the president Scopelliti to meet, shortly, the president Aponte to the aim to estimate entirety sets in action and initiatives useful to increase the volumes of teus in the calabrian port. Between the financiable provisions, moreover, - he has concluded Antonella Stasi - it will be possible to support the discouragement of the anchor duties, in order to increase the meager resource which put on from the national government".

The city council member to the Productive Activities of the Region, Antonio Caridi, has emphasized moreover the importance to recover the area of the retroporto in order to value one unwinds in a position to creating increase to all the regional territory: "also to such purpose - it has explained - we have managed important sums for investment contracts, that they represent another fundamental passage for the development of all the area".

From part its president of the Harbour Authority, Giovanni Grimaldi, has emphasized as "the great institutional collaboration with the Region is producing turned out important and represents a real model also for the other Italian truths. To infrastructural level - it has added - the port of Gioia Tauro does not have to envy to no European truth and with the programmed participations in reasonable times this truth of most important will have fallen back the positive ones".

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