Italian green transport funds announced

Nearly 60 cities to share euros 31m over one year to boost cleaner technologies, pollution monitoring

The Italian government has announced it will spend euros 31m (ITL60bn) on initiatives to promote "cleaner" transport in 59 cities over the coming year, including green fuels, electric powered public transport, methane and petroleum gas powered and 'bi-fuel' vehicles. Almost one- third will go to the northern cities of Milan and Turin.

Milan, the largest overall beneficiary, is set to receive a total of euros 4.9m to promote cleaner transport and energy consumption, followed by Turin, Bologna, Parma, Rome, Latina, Genoa, Ferrara, Imola, Naples and Florence.

The 118 projects that government will fund aim at establishing and/or completing minimum environmental impact public transport systems and anti-smog helplines, as well as electronic urban traffic and atmospheric pollution monitoring systems.

Follow Up:
Italian environment ministry, tel +39 06 57 22 55 80.

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