Asphalt Lomellina


The State has no money. The Regions have no money. But they continue to spend. And that’s how the public debt is created. Cuts to the health service. Cuts to pensions.
But if there’s no money how is it possible to go on with useless public works? The useless Broni-Mortara motorway has cost 100 million Euro up until now just for the planning stage. The 22 mayors of the towns that it goes past, do not want it. To complete it 920 million Euro more are needed. Lega Ambiente has explained that it will cause irreversible damage to the area.
Why build the Broni Mortara motorway? Who gains?

From the website
”A few million cubic metres of asphalt and cement for six lanes will carve up the countryside of the Lomellina for a length of 68,780 km, with an elevated development for 57,260 km, and in cuttings for 1,500 km and viaducts for 10 km.
The Lomellina motorway is definitely wanted by Infrastrutture Lombarde S.p.A., the Pirelli company for big construction projects, by Sabrom S.p.A., the company promoting the project, Province of Pavia and by Unione Industriali di Pavia, that commissioned the feasibility study.”

I would like to ask a few questions to two Ministers of the Republic and I’m hoping for a reply:
To Antonio Di Pietro, Minister of Infrastructure:
- Who has taken the 100 million Euro for the project evaluation? Is it a fair amount? Where are the outcomes?
To Alfonso Pecoraro Scanio, Minister of the Environment:
- Who has done the environmental impact assessment? Why can a project that is so blatantly useless be put into effect to devastate the Lomellina?

Campaign group against the motorway construction
Legambiente’s point of view

Posted by Beppe Grillo at 06:42 PM in | Comments (6)
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As a "poet" you should use your imagination...
"cuttings" are "trenches", ok?? :o))

Posted by: paola filinesi | January 22, 2007 12:43 AM very good!!!! Grillo is the best!!!!

Posted by: httgian | January 19, 2007 06:51 PM

I want a freeway from my driveway to the supermarket.

How long do I have to wait?


Banjo: in Italy the "," marks decimals.

Posted by: Dido Dado | January 19, 2007 02:13 PM

For sure Italy can teach how to waste public money.

Posted by: Giovanni Principe | January 19, 2007 01:53 PM

Please Beppe... get some mothertongue volunteers translate your posts in English for you...

Posted by: Greta Colombo | January 19, 2007 10:35 AM

WOW ! This is a really long road !!! According to this posting it has a length of sixty eight thousand, seven hundred and eighty kilometres – “68,780 km” with an “elevated development” (I don’t know what this is) for fifty seven thousand, seven two hundred and sixty kilometres -“57,260 km”, and “in cuttings” (what does this mean?) for one thousand five hundred kilometres - “1,500 km”.

Posted by: Banjo Patterson | January 18, 2007 07:55 PM

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