Rome readies emergency-response plans for Jubilee Year
July 02, 2015
The City of Rome has designed emergency plans to respond to a terrorist attack, with the Vatican and the Roman Coliseum as two focal points that could be terror targets.
The contingency plans include coordinated steps to divert traffic, allow quick access for emergency vehicles, and arrange evacuation and medical treatment for victims. The plans are being honed in preparation for the Jubilee Year, which is expected to draw millions of visitors to Rome.
On a more positive note, the Italian farmers’ association Coldiretti has estimated that the Jubilee Year will bring in about €5 billion ($5.55 billion) in spending for the local economy, boosting the employment rate. The last Jubilee Year, in 2000, produced a full 1% hike in the national employment rate, the group said.
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