Bridge over the Strait, even the Senate gives the green light. Salvini: "It will bring 100,000 jobs"
Green light for the conversion of the decree for the bridge over the Strait of Messina into law: the Senate floor approved it with 103 votes in favour, 49 against and three abstentions. The provision, which was approved by the Chamber on 16 May, defines, among other things, the structure of the company Stretto di Messina Spa and restarts planning and design activities.
At the outcome of the vote, there was applause from the centre-right benches. The Minister of Infrastructure was also present in the Chamber, Matthew Salvini: "Today is a great day, not only for Sicily and Calabria but for the whole of Italy. Proud of this new milestone," he later wrote on social media. And in the press conference he then affirmed that the bridge "will give 100,000 jobs and will save Sicilians 6 billion euros a year due to missed connections".
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by Antonio Fraschilla
And the Northern League leader replies to the criticisms: "The bridge over the Strait of Messina is an undertaking that has no equal in the world. It will be the longest single-span bridge in the world. When Brunelleschi began work on the dome, there were perplexities, doubts, criticisms, uncertainties because at the time it was the largest dome in the world but it still is today, and it has withstood time, wars, floods".