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December 28, 2017

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The Harbour Committee of Messina has approved of Triennial Operations plan 2018-2020

Investments in order to upgrade infrastructures dedicated to the crocieristico traffic

To conclusion of 2017 Antonino De Simone, extraordinary commissioner of the Harbour Authority of Messina, has made the point on the activity of the agency that manages the ports of Messina and Milazzo waiting for to know the future of the harbour authority, than decrees governmental of reform of the legislation in harbour matter last year has established must himself be accorpare to that of Gioia Tauro in order to constitute the Authority of Harbour System of Mari Tirreno Meridionale, Jonio and of the Strait, new agency with jurisdiction, as well as on the ports of Gioia Tauro, Messina and Milazzo, also on the ports of call of Crotone, Corigliano Calabro, Taureana of Palmi, Villa San Giovanni, Tremestieri, Vibo Valentia and Reggio Calabria.

De Simone, than to the guide of the agency of Messina is placed side by side now by the new temporary acting general secretary Ettore Gentile, has announced that the Harbour Committee has approved of the new budget and the Triennial Operations plan 2018-2020 that - it has specified - is "rich of strategic participations that they will guarantee wide breath to the harbour activities and the development and the occupation of the territory".

De Simone has explained that for Messina the operating objective is the strategic strengthening of the axis Falcata-Tremestieri Zone, where the historical port and that of Tremestieri assumes the function of attractors of commercial and tourist development, thanks to the important crocieristico flow. Along this axis a series of co-ordinate projects oriented is grafted to strengthen the multimodality, thanks to the railway connection to the harbour net and the connection of the last mile between the highway net and the harbour net, to favor marine accessibility and the development of functions and services connected to the fruizione of the sea, to requalify waterfront and the services to crocieristi and passengers and to favor the connection between industrial and productive activities and development of the portualità.

Between the investments, to service of the crocieristico traffic in the port of Messina, than in 2016 it has been of 367 thousand fleeting, two million euro De Simone are previewed the realization of the new terminal cruises for an expense pairs to have emphasized that new mega the cruise ships in escape from the European yards insert always Messina in their inaugural routes and - has specified - "the forecasts for the next year confirm steady flows with about 370.000 passengers and 170 ports of call".

Relatively to the port of Milazzo and its comprensorio, between the more meaningful works the POT previews, in co-financing with the Municipality of Milazzo, the planning and the realization, for a total of three million euro of a new road of connection between road the axis and the port, whose study of feasibility already is completed. Moreover the increase of the Outer Pier to the aim to realize a dock of greater suitable width is previewed is for the commercial operations that for services destined to the crocierismo, with an participation of the seven cost million euro.

In the optical to always upgrade infrastructures of the port of Milazzo dedicated to the crocieristico traffic, the Harbour Authority has programmed also the realization of a wharf and the necessary equipments in order to outside allow the mooring of cruise ships of the Outer Pier. Permangono moreover the relative engagements to the others works of potenziamento of the port, which the work of dredging and the work of completion of the docks of I approach and dredging operating backdrops. The authority harbour has evidenced that another work of absolute importance, already from years discussed and finally under start, is the new commercial wharf in Giammoro resort, than in future present could absorb the iron and steel traffic on the ports of Messina and Milazzo supplying ulterior overhong to the iron and steel field. The wharf is conceived for being able to enliven to the occurrence also bulk of other nature. The agency has specified that, after the slows down which had to the several hanging resources to the REGIONAL ADMINISTRATIVE COURT the iter highest bidder is unblocked with confidence to the enterprise and that the work, for which is previewed an investment of 25 million euros, is still under performance.

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