School building, funded seven interventions in Catania

To further facilitate the process of redevelopment of Sicilian school buildings, 67 million of the funds of the National Recovery and Resilience Plan (Pnrr) and 20 million are provided by the Sicilian region. The Ministry of Education and Vocational Training has in fact asked the Ministry of Education, with 67 million euros from the Pnrr funds earmarked for Sicily, to fund 27 projects for the restructuring and safety of schools, identified by scrolling the ranking of the “Three-year school building plan 2018-2020”. In particular, nine interventions are funded in the province of Messina, four in Nisseno, seven in Catania, three in Palermo and three in Agrigento and one in the province of Enna.

The Sicilian region is financing with another 20 million euros the realization of geognostic surveys to measure the coefficient of seismic vulnerability of over a thousand school complexes, on which, based on the results, all consolidation interventions can be carried out. In order to speed up procedures, municipalities will be able to designate these resources through a simple interest, and designate the buildings on which the interventions are to be made. It is then up to the city council, through a technical operator identified by a tender, to carry out the necessary activities directly in each province. The NRP’s 67 million euros will increase the number of renovation interventions of buildings, consisting of structural and plant adaptation works, removal of architectural barriers and exceptional maintenance interventions, as part of the more general three-year building planning school, which, from 2018 to date Over 1,500 initiatives, with an investment of about 500 million euros, we will continue to carry out rapid seismic surveys and buildings on which such assessments have not yet been made, with the aim of ‘ensuring adequate safety conditions for students and school operators. With this further investment – continues Roberto Lagalla, Regional Counselor for Education and Vocational Training – the Musumeci Government will complete the process of examining the level of seismic resistance of schools, of which there are already 3,000. about 1,000 remain on Enqu were eaten.

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