Earthquake, Senator Fdi Castelli new commissioner for reconstruction

Signed the dpcm, the senator takes the place of Legnini

The Senator of Fratelli d’Italia Guido Castelli is the new extraordinary commissioner for post-earthquake reconstruction. Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni has in fact signed the Dpcm for the ‘after Legnini’. The appointment will soon be examined by the Court of Auditors. “The Prime Minister has signed the Dpcm with which Sen. Guido Castelli was appointed Commissioner for the post-earthquake reconstruction of central Italy”, reads a note from Palazzo Chigi. “The government – it continues – sends Castelli its best wishes for this demanding task, for which his experience as an administrator and his knowledge of the territory will be invaluable”. “The government thanks the outgoing commissioner, the Hon. Giovanni Legnini, for the work done so far, who retains the powers of commissioner for Ischia”, concludes the note.

CASTLES – “I thank Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni for the trust placed in me. My thoughts, at this moment, go to the earthquake victims and in particular to the many who still live in the Sae modules. I was mayor on August 24, 2016 when the earth began to shake and On a day like this, I cannot fail to recall that tragic seismic sequence that devastated the central Apennines. Reconstruction requires great teamwork and, in this sense, maximum collaboration with the Acquaroli governors will be decisive, Marsilio and Tesei whom I thank for their support and with the mayors of the crater whose daily commitment I know from direct and concrete experience. I would like to express my thanks to the technicians involved in the reconstruction and, finally, to Commissioner Legnini, with whom I have collaborated in the last two years as a member of the earthquake coordination booth”, then declared Senator Castelli after the appointment.

WOOD – “I learned of the government’s decision to appoint Senator Guido Castelli as extraordinary government commissioner for post-earthquake reconstruction in the four regions of central Italy. I wish him a good job, together with my full willingness to favor an orderly I exercised the commissioner function for 34 months with total dedication, passion and impartiality, always keeping in mind the suffering of the people and businesses affected by the earthquakes of 2016-2017. Their rights and the duty of the institutions to contribute to restoring normal living conditions to the communities of the Central Apennines, in beautiful but wounded territories, with the aim of improving them in the name of safety and sustainability, represented the deepest motivation for my commitment”, as stated by the former commissioner Legnini after the new appointment.

”The reconstruction of Central Italy today appears to have changed a lot compared to three years ago – he underlines – We have launched important simplifications and regulatory innovations, including the Consolidated Law on private reconstruction. In the last three years, despite numerous obstacles and emergencies, 15,000 applications for reconstruction assistance have been presented, over 10,000 private construction sites have been approved and financed, as well as public reconstruction, where we count hundreds of open construction sites and over a thousand next upon opening, it is well underway”.

”Many other additional public interventions are planned, and the Complementary Plan to the Pnrr for the earthquake areas, in an advanced stage of implementation, will favor the development of the affected areas, providing resources for businesses and tangible and intangible infrastructures, such as the integrated network of research of the universities of the crater, which will lead to the creation of four university poles of excellence in the four regions, which has been finalized in recent days – declares Giovanni Legnini – For the results of my mandate and the activities of the structure, whose members I thank one for one, I will give an account in the next few days with the Reconstruction Report, with which we have periodically communicated the progress of the reconstruction with transparency, with punctual data and information. I would like to thank the large community of reconstruction for the support, esteem and affection, and for the active collaboration always ensured in the pursuit of shared objectives: the citizens and their associations and committees, the Regions and their special offices, the Mayors and the earthquake offices, technicians, businesses and their trade associations, trade unions, dioceses”.

”There is still a lot of work to do and there are various difficulties to overcome, most of which are due to the situation in the building market – he concludes – And it is also for this reason that I want to express my best wishes for a good job to all those who they will be committed to the success of this reconstruction, one of the most difficult in recent decades. For my part, I will continue to guarantee the same commitment, dedication and maximum attention to citizens’ rights and the safety of buildings and the territory in the reconstruction of Ischia, making use of the positive experiences we have gained in Central Italy”.