Italferr attends the conference on “Italy and the Silk Roads”

Speech by the CEO Carlo Carganico in the Sala Zuccari of Palazzo Giustiniani

On Thursday, 23 February, a conference on “Italy and the Silk Roads” was held in the Sala Zuccari of Palazzo Giustiniani, in Rome, organised by the geopolitics magazine Limes, with Ferrovie dello Stato Italiane Group.
The opening address was delivered by the President of the Italian Senate Pietro Grasso, followed by speeches by the CEO of RFI Maurizio Gentile, the President of the Venice Port Authority Paolo Costa, the General Manager of TELT Mario Virano, and the CEO of Italferr Carlo Carganico.
The “new silk roads” project is all about a vast infrastructure network comprising ports, railways, motorways, gas and oil pipelines spanning 3 continents, 65 countries, 70% of the world population, 75% of energy reserves and 55% of the global GDP, as a result of which it undoubtedly stands out as one of the biggest strategic infrastructure projects ever developed anywhere in the world.
The Italian system of scattered ports, with associated rail corridors, may act as an  “interface” between the maritime and terrestrial trade routes with the East and Asia, relaunching trade towards Central Europe; to this we must add Italian investments for the development of the Core TEN-T European Real Corridors and for integrating the port systems, as strategic hubs along the silk roads.

In his speech, Mr. Carganico highlighted Italy’s excellence in engineering as one of the drivers for relaunching the country’s economy - “Italian technology, especially high speed rail, is truly at the cutting edge”. Thanks to our innovative technologies we can overcome the technical barriers that prevent train operations between the different countries”.

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