After diving Wednesday 1er September within the issues of precariousness and insecurity skilled by the cities of northern Marseille, Emmanuel Macron continued his go to on Thursday, attending the beginning of the varsity yr, earlier than detailing an emergency plan for the town.
On the second day of his go to to Marseille, the Head of State will return to the northern districts, the most well-liked of the town. He should be welcomed on Thursday morning in a CM2 class on the Bouge faculty, within the 13e district, the day of the beginning of the varsity yr, within the firm of the Minister of Schooling, Jean-Michel Blanquer, and the Socialist Mayor of the town, Benoît Payan. He’ll take inventory of the well being protocol put in place for this second re-entry affected by the pandemic as a result of Covid-19.
The president should additionally meet with lecturers and fogeys of scholars about the necessity to renovate this small neighborhood faculty, a few of whose tools, such because the gymnasium, may be very degraded, as is the case in many faculties. from the town.
This discipline go to might be adopted by the presentation, in the course of the afternoon on the Pharo Palace, of the “Marseille en grand” plan, which can embody a collection of measures and tasks, “Co-produced with native authorities”, in accordance with the Elysee. Emmanuel Macron should particularly announce that the State will take part largely within the huge renovation plan, launched by the municipality, of greater than 200 of the 472 colleges within the metropolis.
Prefabricated, typically put in for years or, in some institutions, rats in lecture rooms, collapsing roofs or bedbugs in dormitories … “Colleges are unworthy of the Republic”, summarizes Mr. Payan, who estimates the financing wants of the primary tranche at 1.2 billion euros.
Schooling is likely one of the three priorities of this huge plan, offered as “Historic”, to permit the second metropolis of France – 870,000 inhabitants for Marseille and 1.6 million for the agglomeration – to attempt to catch up.
The opposite two are public transport, in a metropolis that has solely two metro strains, and the rehabilitation of unsanitary housing, virtually three years after the dying of eight folks in the course of the collapse of a constructing in rue d’Aubagne. .
Macron “within the countryside”, in accordance with the opposition
“Quite a lot of issues we’ll launch will not have outcomes instantly, I am clear-headed. […] We’ll do the utmost, however I can not inform you that we’ll succeed ”, conceded Emmanuel Macron on Wednesday.
Skepticism is shared by residents and native elected officers, who recall that many plans have been introduced for many years for Marseille, with out the state of affairs enhancing considerably. “After all that provides rise to hope. After that, it should not be a one-shot ”, reacted the mayor of Marseille, conceding that “Not every little thing might be executed in six months, not in a yr”.
Jean-Luc Mélenchon (LFI), current as a deputy at a gathering with native elected officers, denounced “The pilgrimage of guarantees” of the president, who “Is in an election marketing campaign”, betting that “Not a euro of those guarantees might be spent earlier than the election”.
Eight months earlier than the presidential election, this journey is extensively commented on on the nationwide political scene, the right-wing opposition focusing its criticism on Emmanuel Macron’s safety file in Marseille, and past: on the nationwide degree, whereas the left asks that the State put extra assets in social providers.
After a dinner on Thursday with Mario Draghi, the pinnacle of the Italian authorities, Mr. Macron will dedicate the day of Friday to the surroundings, with a sea journey within the Calanques Nationwide Park and the opening of the World Congress of the Worldwide Union for the conservation of nature, which is held in Marseille till September 11.