The three cdH (Humanist Democratic Centre) ministers of the Walloon government each chose one publication to publish the Centrist investment plan for Wallonia on Wednesday. They value this at €500 million per year.
The Vice-president, Alda Greoli (dans L’Echo), and the ministers Carlo Di Antonio (the Sudpresse publications) and René Collin (Le Soir) say they are responding to the appeal by the Minister-President of the Walloon government, Willy Borsus (MR), by setting out their three investment priorities. These encompass three specific axes: transport (€350 million), energy transition (€100 million) and digital resources (€50 million).
By valuing the financial envelope for this at €500 million per year, the cdH is following the recommendations of the Office of Planning and Budget, which recommends an increase in public investment of 0.5% of GDP.
Besides Public-Private Partnerships, the cdH is expecting a European agreement to include a series of public investments within the Walloon finances. The Federal government is also injecting funds, to compensate for a deficit in Wallonia’s accounting in respect of federate entities and local authorities.