Here’s a photo of a road in Sicily which collapsed just ten days after it was built.
It’s near Mezzojuso, 25 miles from Palermo. It cost more than Euros 200 million – at least, that’s what the taxpayer forked out for it.
The actual materials and work, no doubt, cost far less. I don’t know if the contractor was one of the many business in Sicily which are actually Mafia Inc., but it was certainly built by one of the many companies which uses far cheaper materials than those in the specifications, and cuts corners in the construction process to save time and spend less money than they have been allocated for the job.
Meanwhile a couple of weeks ago in my town, a primary school’s roof collapsed. One child ended up in hospital with serious injuries and many others were hurt.
Here’s the remains of the classroom of Cirincione School.
This occurred just 3 years after the whole building was supposedly refurbished and repaired, according to inspectors’ reports. Yet the teachers say the classroom was last painted in the 1980’s… which was possibly before many of the children’s parents were even born.
Some people tell me there is corruption everywhere, and that Sicily is no different from the rest of Europe, where scams and swindles also take place.