Italy to foot the bill for enhancing UN logistics base in Brindisi
The Italian Government today signed an agreement with the United Nations to improve the UN logistics base at Brindisi, in part by enhancing its airport facilities.
A UN spokesman said today in New York that the plan includes construction of three new hangars at Brindisi airport by 2003. The cost of expanding the UN base – approximately $7.5 million – will be covered by the Italian Government, the spokesman said.
The agreement was signed on Friday by Italian Defence Undersecretary Filippo Berselli and UN Assistant Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations Michael Sheehan.