Three projects to support Cohesion Policy in Southern Italy

November 8, 2017

Hat: Three projects to support Cohesion Policy in Southern Italy

Funding Scheme: 2017-11-08

Pgm2014 2020: Yes

Isfondstruct: Yes


The European Regional Development Fund will be invested for 124 million euro in two railway line projects and a water management infrastructure project in the regions of Sicily, Campania and Apulia in  in the South of Italy.


Firstly, 38,3 million euro were invested in the construction and renovation of sewers around the Phlegraean Fields, a volcanic area located in the Gulf of Pozzuoli, northwest of Naples. The project also includes the depollution of lakes on the coast.
72,7 million euro will then be used to modernize the railway connection to the city of Bari through work in the Bari-Palese airport terminal, as well as the construction of road links to reach the railway line from surrounding municipalities.
Finally, 13,4 million euro will fund works on the railway section linking the city of Palermo, in Sicily, to its airport, to increase the capacity of the line, reduce travel time and decongest the outskirts of the city.

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