Recovery, the 5 project plans for Fvg: from digitalization to environmental sustainability

02.04.2021 – 09.40 – The Regional Council, on the proposal of the Councillor for Finance Barbara Zilli has approved and defined the five project plans that make up the contribution of the Region Friuli Venezia Giulia to the National Plan for Recovery and Resilience (Pnrr);  the value of the regional projects contained corresponds to 9.5 billion euros, responding to the missions of digitalization, innovation, competitiveness and culture, infrastructure for sustainable mobility, green revolution and ecological transition, health care.
An update deemed necessary in view of the meeting between the Presidents of the Regions and Prime Minister Mario Draghi on April 8th, within the State-Regions Conference.
“The proposals,” explains Zilli, “respond to the immediate viability of the investment project, the possibility of generating rapid and positive effects for numerous beneficiaries, the importance of employment, the creation of public goods, the resilience of the territories through the efficient and sustainable use of natural resources, the complementarity with interventions already underway and those being identified for the next Cohesion Policy Programs for the period 2021-2027.”

The main interventions of the first plan include the redevelopment of the Porto Vecchio area in Trieste, with the restoration of warehouses 2 and 4 to be used as the new offices of the regional administration, the establishment of the regional digital Academy, the data center for the regional public administration, interventions for the digitization of enterprises, but also interventions in the cultural field as the digitization of Sirpac (Information System of the regional cultural heritage) and the urban regeneration of the Basaglia Park in Gorizia. These interventions are worth a total of 317 million euros.
The second plan concerns infrastructures and, with 3.3 billion euros, represents the most substantial financial item.
It includes the widening of the Udine-Cervignano del Friuli railway line, the third lane of the A4 freeway, the completion of the regional road network, the establishment of a simplified logistics area in the port of Trieste, the creation of a regional logistics hub with new rail yards and the strengthening of existing ones, incentives for logistics and the creation of a “smart district” of logistics processes, as well as the retraining of human resources in the sector.

The third plan includes projects for just over 2 billion euros to push the Region towards the achievement of the Green deal and the sustainability goals of the 2030 Agenda.
The projects concern the processing of urban waste, sustainable agriculture with particular attention to the protection of soil and water resources, but also interventions for tourism and culture (recovery of cultural buildings and enhancement of the regional geological heritage).
The fourth plan deals with the green revolution but also with renewable energies and sustainable mobility, for a total value of 2.6 billion euros.
It includes projects for the diffusion of low environmental impact vehicles, energy requalification interventions of public buildings (including schools and residential buildings), the project for the undergrounding of railway lines crossing Udine.

Finally, the fifth plan is worth 1.2 billion euros and aims at a modernization of health services to overcome the criticalities emerged from the management of the epidemic of Covid-19. It provides for the renewal of clinical systems, the modernization of hospital technological infrastructures including the activation of solutions based on artificial intelligence or telemedicine.
The Region’s participation in the process of construction and subsequent implementation of the National Recovery and Resilience Plan is, according to Zilli, “an important step for what the Region is accomplishing also in collaboration with Local Authorities.
This is why my colleague Roberti and I have had fruitful discussions with Anci: in addition to the resources of the React Eu, of the 21-27 Programming and of the NRP, there will be those that the Region will be able to put directly into play when it will be clear what role the regional autonomies, especially the specialized ones, will have in this game”.
The European Recovery and Resilience Facility (RRF) has a total of 672.5 billion euros and Italy is due a total of 208.6 billion, of which 127.6 billion in loans and 81 billion in grants.

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