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New town promised for quake victims

Promise of multi-billion euro reconstruction will put pressure on Berlusconi’s government

11th April, 2009

The Italian government has pledged to build a ‘‘new town’’ within two years for the people who lost their homes in the earthquake that killed almost 300 people last Monday.

Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi said the reconstruction - which will take place amid a severe recession in the country - would cost ‘‘billions’’. It will be a test for Berlusconi’s government, whose term ends in 2013.


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