August 17, 2018 / 11:59 AM / a year ago

Italy determined to revoke motorway concession after bridge collapse -Di Maio

ROME, Aug 17 (Reuters) - The Italian government is determined to revoke the national concession of toll road operator Autostrade per l’Italia following the collapse of a motorway bridge in Genoa this week, Deputy Prime Minister Luigi Di Maio said on Friday.

“I am saying this clearly, there is a definite political will: we want to revoke the concession,” Di Maio said on Facebook, reiterating comments he made in a television interview on Thursday evening.

His remarks come after some other members of the ruling coalition had indicated the government may be considering less drastic action against Autostrade, such as a fine or only revoking the concession for the motorway that collapsed.

Reporting By Gavin Jones, editing by Steve Scherer

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