Post-earthquake Reconstruction Code today in the Council of Ministers

The Reconstruction Code is being studied


Today the Cabinet will meet to discuss the bill which delegates the Government to draft the so-called Code of reconstruction. A legislative decree that defines a uniform regulatory framework for the coordination of procedures and activities subsequent to those of civil protection in the territories affected by seismic events.

L’Italy it is a country particularly prone to natural disasters such as the seismic events.
During past emergencies, emergency measures have often been adopted, thus highlighting the obvious lack of an organic and uniform legal framework.


In light of the facts, with the bill in question, we therefore want to build an exportable model that can guarantee stability and development in the territories.

First of all, it is planned to introduce the so-called State of reconstruction, very different from the State of emergency governed by the Civil Protection Code, and State of reconstruction of national importance.

The guiding criteria of the Reconstruction Code


Let’s see which are the main ones guiding criteria on the basis of which the Reconstruction Code must be drawn up.

First of all, the reconstruction interventions must be aimed at the adaptation, or seismic improvement, of the damaged buildings and infrastructures, and at the safety of the territories. Furthermore, they will also have to favor the recovery from an economic, social and cultural point of view of the territories affected by the earthquakes.

A special will be set up at Palazzo Chigi Structure who will have the task of carrying out the functions of direction, coordination, programming, management, financing and monitoring of the interventions. When necessary, the possibility of appointing extraordinary Commissioners will always remain valid.

One can be established for each state of reconstruction Coordination booth for reconstruction which, in addition to defining the contents of the measures to be adopted, will also have the task of periodically checking the progress of the reconstruction processes.

The new legislation must also guarantee the effective reconstruction of the private building heritage, regulating the reconstruction processes, and distinguishing and grading the various interventions on the basis of the type of damage suffered by the property and its purpose.

In each Region, a Special Office for Reconstruction to support individual municipalities in urban planning related to reconstruction and in the preliminary investigation for the granting of grants and obligations.

Given the seismic vulnerability of the existing building stock, the Government may finally decide to introduce a system of indemnity the consequences of earthquakes through forms of insurance for buildings located in areas at risk.


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