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April 13, 2018

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Started the propedeutica phase on the planning of feasibility of the new outer dam of the port of Genoa

The Authority of Harbour System of the Ligurian Sea Western has undersigned a convention with Invitalia

Today, with a ceremony on the outer dam of the port of Genoa, marine structure of defense of the Old Port, the harbour basin of Sampierdarena and the area of the naval repairs of the genoese port of call is given to the way to the propedeutica phase to the planning of a new officially, work that will be long little less than five kilometers and will be realized 500 meters to sea regarding the current dam, basing it on a ground of the depth of beyond 40 meters, in order to allow the income in these areas of ships of greater dimension.

The president of the Region Liguria, Giovanni Toti, the mayor of Genoa, Marco Bucci, the president of the Authority of Harbour System of the Ligurian Sea Western, Paolo Emilio Signorini, has undersigned with Domenico Arcuri, managing director of Invitalia, a convention that assigns this last one, that it is the agency of the Ministry of the Economy for the attraction of the investments and the development of enterprise, the task to carry out the function of committenza headquarters in order to accelerate the planning of feasibility of the new outer dam. To Invitalia the same function relatively to the work for the modernization of the terminal on the Bridges Ronco and Canepa is entrusted also, with the transformation of the current oblique sporgenti to comb that characterize the basin of Sampierdarena in an only area realized with tombamenti and equipped of a more apt linear dock to the modern general ships for goods.

The green light to the planning of the new outer dam was given in 2013 from the Harbour Committee of then the Harbour Authority of Genoa(on 31 July 2013). According to the last esteem, the phase of feasibility planning will have a cost of about 14 million euros and the entire work, than probably will be realized for functional phases, will around involve an investment to a billion of euro. For the works of completion of the container terminal of Ronco-Canepa Bridge the previewed costs pile to 16 million euros.

The convention previews that the Authority of Harbour System maintains the function of Responsible Unico of Procedure (RUP) for the phases of technical and administrative approval of the projects, while Invitalia will take care for services of the phases of planning contest, of the verification of the projects and the activities of technical-economic support.

With the today's signature of the convention - it has emphasized the president of the AdSP of the Ligurian Sea Western, Paolo Emilio Signorini - the phase of planning and next execution has seted off of that which it will be "the greatest harbour work of according to post-war period". Gentlemen have evidenced moreover that today the historical basin of Genoa is to a junction and is entering a road of development characterized from three crucial stages: the new outer dam, the allocation of pluriennali concessions to the enterprises of the area that are modernizing their terminals and the imminent one stipulates of the convention with Italian Railway Net so that the cargos that will disembark in this area can be advanced to destination on train thanks to the railway connection of the terminals with the lines of adduction to the pass.

Domenico Arcuri has specified that the objective of Invitalia will be that "to accelerate the most possible times for the procedures of contest and the activities correlated to the planning of so important participations for the defense of the communities and the development of the territory".

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