November 25, 2019 / 3:24 PM / 17 days ago

Italy's 5-Star leader calls for scrapping Atlantia motorway concession

FILE PHOTO: Italian Foreign Minister Luigi di Maio speaks during a news conference in Rome, Italy, October 2, 2019. REUTERS/Alberto Lingria

MILAN (Reuters) - The leader of Italy’s 5-Star Movement Luigi Di Maio said again on Monday that the motorway concession of infrastructure group Atlantia (ATL.MI) should be revoked.

In a post on his Facebook account, Di Maio also said that the country needed to carry out a nationwide monitoring of its motorway infrastructures.

On Sunday a motorway bridge operated by SIAS (SIS.MI) collapsed in Italy’s northwestern region of Liguria, but caused no casualties.

The incident happened more than a year after another viaduct, operated by Atlantia’s Autostrade unit, collapsed, killing 43 people.

Reporting by Francesca Landini, editing by Giulio Piovaccari

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