August 17, 2018 / 12:00 PM / 7 months ago

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

The entrance of toll-road operator Autostrade per l'Italia's headquarters is seen in Rome, Italy August 16, 2018. REUTERS/Max Rossi

ROME (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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