INFRASTRUCTURE: WITH THE PNRR, THE ERA OF NO TO EVERYTHING ENDS

January 18, 2022

Infrastructures, in conditions of increasing efficiency and respect for the environment, play a fundamental role in supporting the mobility of citizens and goods, and are essential for the modernization of the production system and for improving the quality of life in many areas.

Among the many challenges of Minister Enrico Giovannini , the most important on which he is called to affect - like Prime Minister Draghi and Ministers Colao, Cingolani and Giorgetti - is the cultural one, to return to conceiving infrastructure as an integrated body and not unrelated to the development process that one intends to build . 

AN INFRASTRUCTURE CREATES DIFFUSED VALUE

In the debate of recent months on the PNRR (apart from the resurgence of some episodes of violence in Piedmont on the Tav) , the perception of infrastructures as a fundamental body for defining the growth of communities , and avoiding the fracture between the most dynamic areas of the country and the less innovative regions, which instead need physical / digital infrastructures to attract investors and also enhance the tourist offer, now that an ad hoc Ministry has finally returned after years.

Infrastructure generates value not because it operates, but because it determines and contributes to the redefinition of the ecosystem in its broadest sense. When an ecosystem is created, the infrastructure is not just an economic project based on the market, but is transformed into a social project , themes that the economist Giovannini knows very well. And it is often  this last dimension that determines the tension in the territories , because it is not correctly interpreted due to the erroneous perception caused by the lack of communication and participation strategies, in which companies must absolutely invest.