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Infrastructure projects for Special Economic Zones (or SEZs)

What is the goal of the investment?

The goal of the investment is to promote investments in Special Economic Zones (SEZ) per  to support the economic development of Southern Italy, building the necessary infrastructures in industrial areas and creating efficient connections between national transportation networks and the European network. This also kicks off urbanisation, industrialisation and environmental recovery works. 

Total investment cost 630 million
  • Reduce the gaps in standards of living
Additional details

The infrastructural investments proposed to finance the NRRP seek to ensure an adequate development of connections between Special Economic Zone areas and the national transportation network, and specifically with the Trans-Europe network for the purpose of making performance in the Special Economic zones effective. Within the strategic development Plans for the eight SEZs involved (Campania Region SEZ; Calabria Region SEZ, Interregional Ionic SEZ in the Puglia and Basilicata regions; Interregional Adriatic SEZ in the Puglia and Molise regions; Western Sicily SEZ; Eastern Sicily SEZ, Abruzzo Region SEZ; the creation of a Sardinia Region SEZ is in the final stage) several infrastructural projects have been laid out. The main needs the plans intend to address are:

• "Last mile" connection: create effective connections between industrial areas and the TEN-T and SNIT network, especially railroad networks, allowing the productive districts to reduce logistic costs and times.

• Primary urbanisation: in some productive areas the regional round-tables have agreements with economic operators -who are ready to invest, but only at the condition that the identified areas are equipped with infrastructures, as well as in other regulating instruments (municipal regulating plans, regional landscape plans, etc.)

• Resilient and efficient transport networks with targeted local interventions aimed at enhancing the safety level of the (often ancient) works of art provided, as regards the access to the main facilities (ports, airports, productive areas) and -at any rate- in accordance with the rules dictated by the current technical norms and specific guidelines.  trial areas and the TEN-T and SNIT network, especially railroad networks, allowing the productive districts to reduce logistic costs and times.

• Primary urbanisation: in some productive areas the regional round-tables have agreements with economic operators -who are ready to invest, but only at the condition that the identified areas are equipped with infrastructures, as well as in other regulating instruments (municipal regulating plans, regional landscape plans, etc.)

• Resilient and efficient transport networks with targeted local interventions aimed at enhancing the safety level of the (often ancient) works of art provided, as regards the access to the main facilities (ports, airports, productive areas) and -at any rate- in accordance with the rules dictated by the current technical norms and specific guidelines.  

What are the benefits?

Intervene in favour of Special Economic Zones means having:
  • Improved connections between industrial areas and the railway network
  • More widespread transport
  • More work for the industrial and construction sectors to create new structures
  • Simpler guidelines, thus allowing more efficient procedures

Key steps and expected expenditure

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