(ANSA) – ROME, AUGUST 17 – “The US microchip giant ‘Intel’ chooses Calabria to give substance to its industrial investment. In our region, in fact, there is an industrial area that fully meets the needs of the star company and stripes and is that of Gioia Tauro.
A central area in the Mediterranean, ready to open up to the European corridors, with all the necessary infrastructures, the Special Economic Zone and the government provisions necessary to welcome and make productive an investment of 4.5 billion which, in the project of the proposing company, would be capable of producing 3,500 jobs “. This is what the secretaries of Cgil, Cisl and Uil of Calabria Angelo Sposato, Tonino Russo and Santo Biondo affirm in a joint note.” To the Calabria Region – they continue – we ask to be the protagonist in this delicate historical phase and open a channel of profitable dialogue with the competent Ministry in order to attract the ‘Intel’ project and make Gioia Tauro a new Silicon Valley. The card that regional policy could play, not after having initiated a careful dialogue with the social partners, could be that of signing an area development contract which, through the use of the right policies to support growth, can attract attention of the American giant leader in the production of chips towards the industrial area of Gioia Tauro “.” We are convinced, in fact – conclude the trade unionists – that the industrial area of Gioia, the port of Gioia Tauro with its strategic opening on the Mediterranean and the Special economic zone could be three spearheads in a development perspective linked to the production and marketing of semiconductors, a sector in which Europe intends to invest 15 billion euros to reach 20 percent of global production by 2030 : an important challenge, which will require quadrupling the production volume given that, in the same period, the global semiconductor market tori expects to double its demand. ” (HANDLE).