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.
In addition, 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 67 million euros of the NRP – explains Roberto Lagalla, Regional Councilor for Education and Vocational Training – will serve the number of remodeling interventions of buildings, consisting of structural and plant adaptation works, removal of architectural barriers and interventions of exceptional maintenance ., as part of the more general 3-year school construction program, which from 2018 to date has promoted over 1500 initiatives, with an investment of around 500 million euros, and we will also promptly carry out seismic activity surveys in buildings on With this further investment – Lagalla – the Musumeci government will have completed the verification process of the level of resistance seismic of the schools. 000 have already been analyzed in about 1.0 00 remain on Survey values ”.