Visit of Johannes Hahn to Pompei
End production: 06/02/2013 First transmission: 06/02/2013
On 6 February 2013, Johannes Hahn, Member of the EC in charge of Regional Policy, travelled to Pompeii, Italy. On this occasion, he visited the archaeological sites and met with Stefano Caldoro, President of the Campania Region, and Fabrizio Barca, Italian Minister for Territorial Cohesion. He also attended a press conference and made a statement at the launch of the Pompeii Rescue Project.
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||Flags outside archaeological site in Pompeii, Italy
||Exterior view of the archaeological site in Pompeii
||Johannes Hahn, Member of the EC in charge of Regional Policy, meeting with Fabrizio Barca, Italian Minister for Territorial Cohesion
||Johannes Hahn and Fabrizio Barca walking down the main entrance (4 shots)
||Soundbite by Johannes Hahn (in ENGLISH): To invest in the rehabilitation of the archaeological site of Pompeii is first of all a contribution to preserve cultural heritage but, secondly, it is also a huge economical opportunity for the region because we have now already more than two millions visitors even though the site is not really attractive in terms of what can be offered to visitors. If things are rehabilitated, become more attractive, you can visit more houses, more parts of the city, it will definitely attract much more visitors and that will have an economic impact on the region, creating jobs but also guaranteeing existing ones for academics abut also for instance for young people who could work here as guides.
||Soundbite by Teresa Elena Cinquantaquattro, Superintendent of Cultural Heritage of the city of Naples and the Archaeological Areas of Pompeii, (in ITALIAN) on the importance of the project regarding the archaeological site
||Johannes Hahn and Fabrizio Barca touring the site (2 shots)
||Soundbite by Johannes Hahn (in ENGLISH): When we are talking about quality tourism, high level tourism, then, the attractiveness of archaeological sites of cultural heritage areas is extremely high and whenever we can improve this situation, we automatically improve the economic opportunities of a given region.
||Group visiting a renovation site
||Group leaving the site
||Johannes Hahn, Fabrizio Barca and Stefano Caldoro, President of the Campania Region, at a press conference (4 shots)
||General views of the press conference (2 shots)
||General view of the ruins