Financial aid for the residents living around the airport of Nantes


NANTES (Reuters) – Prime minister Edouard Philippe has confirmed on Thursday that the local residents of the airport Nantes-Atlantic would benefit from a “compensation fund” to finance their work of soundproofing, the result of the abandonment in January of his “transfer” to Notre-Dame-des-Landes (Loire-Atlantique).

This fund will be paid for by the State, the concessionaire of the airport and “if necessary” by the local authorities, he said. It could take a payload of 80 to 90 % of the amount of work. The Prime minister, however, refused to announce its total amount.

“The development of the Nantes-Atlantic goes, by signing a new contract with a new dealership”, said the Prime minister, which does not exclude, Vinci (PA:SGEF) can again be the winner of the concession. Vinci was the concessionaire of the airport of Notre-Dame-des-Landes that the government has decided to build.

This new procedure made mandatory by the risk of litigation legal – should as well come to an end in 2021, according to him.

By then, “discussions are ongoing with the current dealer for that he could realize as soon as 2019 investment (…)”, said Edouard Philippe. It has amounted to “some tens of millions of euros” the amount that could be invested in the next two years on the redevelopment of the equipment.

The head of the government has confirmed that the land of the “zone to defend” would be reassigned to the departmental council of Loire-Atlantique by the end of the year. However, this handover will not happen to the euro symbol, just like the him, however, has asked its president (PS), Philippe Grosvalet.

The local authorities which have abounded for years the funding of the airport project of Notre-Dame-des-Landes will, however, be reimbursed “by the end of the summer”, has finally promised the Prime minister.

(Guillaume Frouin, edited by Yves Clarisse)

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