Just on the day when the unions denounce Jsw’s umpteenth delay in presenting the industrial plan of the steel plant, Governor Eugenio Giani met with Environment Minister Roberto Cingolani in Rome. And he cashed in on the availability at the ecological conversion of the Piombino plants with the help of funds from the Recovery plan.
An important match, which vale 100 million euros for the ecological conversion of steel, 150 million for remediation and another 30 million, as requested by the Region and included in the proposals for Recovery. “The goal of the meeting was the Piombino pole, so that it can regenerate itself thanks to environmental remediation, the construction of the electric oven, a fundamental element for competitiveness, and a green reconversion – explained Giani – On this I found availability on the part of the minister who has well understood the needs of the territory“. With Giani there was also Gianni Anselmi, managing director of the governor and former mayor of Piombino. According to Giani it was a positive meeting, “useful for framing the actions of the Recovery plan for the environment and in particular the redevelopment and development of the Piombino steel plant”.
The Minister of Economic Development also spoke yesterday about the future of steel, Giancarlo Giorgetti, during the hearing at the Chamber’s Productive Activities Committee. «With the ministers Cingolani and Colao (to the Digital Transition, ed) c‘it is absolute affinity and commonality of views and attention on decisive issues such as the future of Italian steel, such as Taranto and Piombino “. “In the coming days we will take stock and define a coherent intervention strategy”, added the minister. In the meantime, however, on Tuesday the Indian group Jsw did not present the industrial plan to the trade unions, as promised on Monday by the group’s top management. “We note for the umpteenth time the total unreliability of the Jsw group – say the provincial secretariats of Fim-Fiom-Uilm, announcing new mobilization initiatives – With this ownership the end of the plant and the steel industry is assured”.
In the meeting with Cingolani, Giani also spoke about infrastructure and transport, from the idea of the tram connection between Peretola and the Pecci museum in Prato, to the doubling of the Pistoia-Lucca-Viareggio railway line, to the circular economy and geothermal energy. But Senator Riccardo Nencini underlines: “In Recovery for Tuscany today there is almost nothing, there are no Tirrenica, Grosseto-Fano, the Pontremolese railway line … There are only the tracks for the ports of Piombino and Carrara and between Sansepolcro and Città di Castello. Precisely because there are neither ministers nor Tuscan undersecretaries, Giani must take joint action with the parliamentarians and mayors of our region so that things change ».
March 18, 2021 | 14:01