“Ferrobonus incentive to be financed for 2 more years”, De Micheli announced
During the Pietrasanta forum, Italian Minister of Transports and Infrastructures confirmed that, in the Stability law, they will allocate 56 million to extend the incentive to the two-year period 2020-2021
The Ferrobonus incentive introduced by the Italian Government in 2016 to favour the modal shift of freights from road to railways will be confirmed also in the upcoming two-year period.
Minister of Infrastructures and Transports Paola De Micheli announced it during the Pietrasanta Forum organized by Assofer in Trieste, explaining also that the financial support will increase.
“The Ferrobonus incentive is confirmed, though the allocation will be biennial rather than triennial”, PD politician declared during the meeting.
“This year we allocated (the provision should be included in the Stability draft law, as confirmed by Confetra’s tweet, ed.) 56 million to the two-year period 2020-2021, while before they were granted during a three-year period. In this way, allocations are concentrated, and they are also more”, De Micheli explained.
The Ferrobonus incentive had been devised by the Stability law of 2016, but it was implemented only in the summer of 2017 with the decree of the Italian Ministry of Infrastructures and Transports (n. 190 of 16 August 2017), fixing its amount to 20 million euro for the three-year period 2017-2018-2019, and appointing RAM Spa (in-house company of the Ministry of Transports) as the body responsible for the operational management of the incentive.
According the Italian Minister of Transports, a similar amount (56 million compared to 60) will be allocated in 2 years rather than 3, with a financing of 28 million euro per year, i.e. 8 million more per year compared to the closing three-year period.
Said allocation could increase further: “We are trying to finance all the amounts provided for by the EU by the end of the year”, minister De Micheli added.
In fact, for this kind of measures, Brussels allows to grant a maximum of 150 million in 5 years, i.e. 30 million euro per year.