Unfinished works, lack of funds and technical problems are the causes of the blocks

06/07/2022 – Why are there unfinished works in Italy? As noted by the Ministry of Infrastructure and Sustainable Mobility (Mims), inupdating of the Registry of Unfinished Works as of December 31, 2021, the reasons are different: first of all the lack of funds and the technical problems that arise in itinere.

The survey includes unfinished works belonging to central and territorial administrations.

Unfinished works in decline

The list shows that as of 31 December 2021 unfinished works amounted to 379, down from 443 (-14.4%) at the end of 2020, a year in which a decrease had already been recorded compared to the previous year.

As for the works of competence of the central administrationsthe unfinished ones go down from 26 to 15 (-42,3%), while those relating to local administrations fell from 417 to 364 (-12.7%).

A local levelthe Regions with the highest number of unfinished works are Sicily, with 138 works (compared to 133 in 2020), Sardinia, with 47 works (53 in 2020), and Puglia, with 27 incomplete works (24 in 2020) .

The decrease, recorded by Mims, therefore refers to the overall figure, but at the local level there are some exceptions, such as the cases of Sicily and Puglia, in which the unfinished ones have increased by a few units.

Unfinished works: 1.2 billion to complete them

The amount of the interventions necessary to complete the works is equal to approximately 1.2 billion euros, with one reduction of 45.7% compared to the 2020 value. More in detail, the overall values ​​of the works pertaining to central administrations fell by 55.9%, going from 1.5 billion euros to 656 million euros, while those necessary for the completion of jobs drop from 1.5 billion euros to 428 million (-71%).

As regards the works under the responsibility of local administrations, the amount decreases only marginally, from 1.3 billion euros to 1.2 billion (-7.7%), while that necessary to complete them increases from 782 million euros to 827 million (+ 5.7%).

Unfinished works: because construction sites stop

From 2021, information on cause which resulted in the non-completion of the works.

It appears that, in 153 cases (40%) the lack of funds is the cause of the interruption of the process of completion of the work, in 115 cases (30%) there are technical problems, for 69 works (18%) the cause was the bankruptcy, withdrawal or contractual termination of the company, 21 works (6%) were interrupted due to new technical standards or legal provisions, for 15 works (4%) there is a lack of interest in completion, while for 6 works (2%) more causes concur at the same time.

Unfinished works, the survey

Mims recalls that, according to the DM 14/2018implementing the Procurement Code, starting from the three-year period 2019 – 2021 there isobligation to enter of unfinished works in the three-year program of public works in order to foresee their completion oridentification of alternative solutionsincluding partial reuse, sale or demolition by way of consideration for the construction of other public works.

By March 31 of each year, the contracting authorities, bodies and other contracting entities identify the unfinished works of their respective competence and send the list to Mims.

Source: Le ultime news dal mondo dell'edilizia by www.edilportale.com.

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