After the solemn vote, this evening in the Assembly, of the 2022 finance bill, Prime Minister Jean Castex published a press release in which he welcomes the adoption, on a proposal from the government, of several amendments concerning the financing of the schools plan for the City of Marseille and transport for the Aix-Marseille-Provence metropolitan area. “The State keeps the commitments of the President of the Republic for Marseille schools and transport“, he congratulates himself.
In detail, the head of government underlines that “for schools, a State subsidy of 254 million euros (to which are added DSIL and ANRU credits), supplemented by a loan guarantee, allow the major rehabilitation or reconstruction of 174 establishments, representing a total investment of around 850 million euross “. With regard to transport,”one billion euros are mobilized, of which 256 million in the form of a subsidy and 744 million in the form of repayable advances“.
Jean Castex makes it clear, with reference to the controversy that has agitated local elected officials in Marseille over the past 48 hours, that “these exceptional loans should help open up the northern districts of Marseille and improve mobility in the metropolitan area (high-level buses, new tram lines and modernization of the metro)“.
In Marseille by the end of the year
The other side of the coin, or rather to pay, the Prime Minister reiterates the will of the State to see the success of a reform of the Metropolis on the three key subjects: governance, the distribution of powers and the delicate question of the remit attributions. to the municipalities. “These exceptional government commitments must be accompanied by a reform of the operating methods of the Aix-Marseille-Provence metropolitan area in order to quickly seek investment. Thus, the simplification of metropolitan governance, the clarification of the distribution of powers between the metropolis and the member municipalities, as well as the review of their financial relations must be undertaken.. “
Before indicating that he will go to Marseille “by the end of the year to see concrete progress in the implementation of the Marseille en Grand plan“.