Rationalize and enhance the military real estate park located in the municipality of Palermo, contribute to regenerating the urban fabric in close coordination with the institutions of the city, according to what is made available by the National Recovery and Resilience Plan. It is under these auspices that the general of the army corps Luciano Portolano, general secretary of defense and national director of armaments, held some institutional meetings on 12 October with the mayor of Palermo, Roberto Lagalla, and the rector of the University of Studies. of Palermo, Massimo Midiri.
In particular, the focus was on the planning and enhancement of the Boccadifalco area and the "Garibaldi" and "Turkory" barracks located in the Sicilian capital.
The meetings followed the collaboration agreement on research, innovation and training topics signed on 11 May 2017 between the Defense and the University of Palermo and the memorandum of understanding signed on 2 December 2020 by Minister Lorenzo Guerini for the construction of the multipurpose sports facility "Army City" in Palermo, signed by the Ministry of Defense, the Municipality of Palermo, the University of Palermo, the State Property Agency, CONI and the Italian Paralympic Committee.
General Portolano said he was particularly satisfied with the visit to the Sicilian capital and added that the Defense is always close to the citizens, confirming a long relationship of integration and balance between civil society and Defense. The general also added that what is taking place in Sicily follows the example of other program agreements stipulated throughout the national territory for the redevelopment of military real estate and urban regeneration through the reuse of disused military areas.
For the Defense, the agreements are followed by Direction of Works and the Military Property (Geniodife) of Segredifesa which is responsible, among other things, for the discussion of the acquisition, administration, enhancement and alienation as well as the disposal of military state property.