They are taking us for a ride with the Bridge over the Straits #PonteSulloStretto


Sicily is on the verge of being without water. A state of emergency has been declared in Messina. 259,000 people are without running water. In Gela, they just get water once a week. In Agrigento the provision of water has been suspended because of the presence of bacteria.

Water in Sicily is managed (if you can say itís managed at all) by a private firm (Siciliacque, 59.6% of which is owned by the French firm, Veolia) to whom Cuffaro gave the job of managing it for 40 years. The wishes of the citizens expressed in a referendum on the management of water, were completely ignored. There was a similar situation in Campania, where nine towns were without water yesterday. We have to return to the public management of water. The leaking network needs to be brought back to a good state with investment from the public purse and the risk of hydrological disturbances has to be eliminated as these disturbances are destroying the reservoirs. This is what Italy needs, but instead we are now being taken for a ride with the umpteenth announcement from someone who seems less like a statesman and more like the comic character lngegner Cane from the Gialappas, talking about the construction of the bridge over the Straits of Messina.

VIDEO How the government will construct the bridge over the Straits of Messina explained by ing. Cane

A mammoth task that will never see the light of day. It has already cost the tax payer about 600 million euro and 3 years ago the Monto government allocated 300 million for the payment of penalties if the project is NOT completed. According to the economic plan approved by the Board of Directors of the company called Stretto di Messina Spa on 29 July 2011, the overall cost of the project was to be 8.5 billion euro, which is half whatís needed for the Citizensí Income with which the M5S will save 10 million Italians from hunger and unemployment. Up until now, a bridge measuring 3,000 metres with an aerodynamic profile has never been built. Thereís no certainty that it will stay standing and especially in a zone that has a high seismic risk (do you remember the Messina earthquake?) and really strong currents. The news about the construction of the bridge is just a way of taking us for a ride. Itís useful to the PD to have something to talk about on a talk show and to cover up its every day failures. Itís useful to the mafia to open up construction sites that will never get closed down and that will cost a further hundreds of millions to the citizens who are now experiencing thirst.

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Just want to say that I appreciate the genuine concern that you have for your fellow countryman. When Government subsidizes the media, it isn't media, it's simply propoganda. Keep up your efforts, and justice will prevail.
Kansas City

Posted by: Matttttt | February 4, 2017 3:59 AM

Just want to say that I appreciate the genuine concern that you have for your fello countryman. When Government subsidizes the media, it isn't media, it's simply propoganda. Keep up your efforts, and justice will prevail.
Kansas City

Posted by: Matttttt | February 4, 2017 3:58 AM


Posted by: Neil Lori | January 7, 2017 10:30 PM

Water is a human right some lousy corporation does not own it. We have similar water problems in America plus Flint and other towns and cities with lead in the water

Posted by: Neil Lori | January 7, 2017 10:27 PM

Hi Mauro,
Why don't you apply for the job ? I am sure you can make google translate very missed indeed

Posted by: Chris Ekipaser | December 9, 2016 11:50 AM

Ciao Mauro, anch'io sono all'estero. Se sai ancora leggere in italiano puoi selezionare la lingua in alto ;)
Buona giornata!

Posted by: Giuseppe Lombardi | September 7, 2016 7:40 AM

Hello beppe, good for you!...hope you can shake up the system!!...

Posted by: fred grillo | September 5, 2016 1:17 AM

Accedo dall'estero e trovo articoli in Inglese. E che inglese!!! Google translate! Ragazzi dei M5 non si potrebbe fare di meglio??? Leggere questi articoli in "Inglese" e' una pena... consiglio da amico.

Posted by: mauro | May 31, 2016 2:11 AM

Plz help me plzzzzzz

Posted by: Ikramsahil | May 12, 2016 12:25 AM

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