First the joke: «Is there a No Ponte parade today in Messina? They change the shirt, from No Tav they become No Ponte, from No Mose they become No Ponte, from No Tap they become No Ponte, but the criterion is the same, to stop the development of the country». Then a serious reflection: «Contrary to what some people think, there are no right-wing or left-wing infrastructures, what does ideology have to do with infrastructure investments? There are works of art, architectural and engineering, which will allow us to make up for a decades-long delay in the development of this extraordinary country, held back by too many “no”s”. Thus the Minister of Transport Matteo Salvini, from Florence, where he visited the construction site of the new San Donato tunnel on the A1 (on the stretch between Florence South and Incisa), spoke on the day of the national parade of the No to the Bridge Front. And then the final comment: «If everyone plays their part, joining forces in the name of “Yes”, I am convinced that in the coming years Italy will be able to experience a new renaissance of growth, work and future».
He also speaksCEO of the Stretto di Messina company, Pietro Ciucci: «We respect everyone’s opinions but we reiterate thatand the Bridge is a work “of the territory for the territory”. It is the most efficient and modern connection between two regions of Southern Italy with over 7 million inhabitants. The main commitment of the “Strait of Messina” is to maintain constant dialogue and discussion with the communities of Messina and Villa San Giovanni. Maximum attention is paid to all citizens to provide the necessary assistance before, during and after the construction phase. The Bridge, open to trains and cars 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, not only unites Sicily and Calabria but completes the European Scandinavian-Mediterranean Corridor and at a territorial level will allow the creation of an interregional metropolitan railway system between Messina and Reggio Calabria, serving the over 400,000 inhabitants of the Strait area”.