September 19, 2021

Macron on Port City’s ‘Emergency’


French President Emmanuel Macron on Thursday spoke of the “urgent need” to change Marseille’s transformation, saying he would spend billions of euros to tackle drugs, violent crime, and a “social, health and security emergency” in a city. Plan prepared. Dilapidated schools, public housing and hospitals.

Acknowledging that Paris now underestimates the local issues of Marseille, Macron has outlined his strategy for eradicating “total poverty” by building and strengthening links between sports, education, culture and public services. Developed.

I during a speech پھارو محل۔ On the maritime front in front of local officials and elected members of society, Macron called Marseille a “global city” that was “poorer than other cities … but full of energy.”

“We need to make Marseille 2030 now,” he said, adding in a post on his official Twitter account: “Together we can make Marseille great.”


The president announced 800,000 euros to support Marseille’s troubled police force, as well as plans to reorganize police in two districts in the backward northern suburbs.

In addition, 150 million euros will be spent on a new police headquarters. The French Interior Ministry has promised to deploy 300 police officers.

Speaking before Macron, Marcel’s Socialist Mayor Benoit Pian warned that the city was “affected by arms smuggling, killings in abandoned neighborhoods that are closing in on fear”.

Authorities say there has been an “explosion” of gang-related deaths since mid-June, with a total of 12 deaths.


To address the problem of Marseille’s “affected” educational institutions, a term that Pian uses is to select 50 schools for an educational experiment that hopes to “invent the school of the future.”

On the issue of education in troubled neighborhoods – Payne warns that about 300 schools are “in a state of disrepair” – Macron said principals need to be given more powers.

“We must allow teachers to choose these districts and the educational projects that go with them.”

Macron wants to open 10 “micro-primary schools” and 10 “micro-high schools” in the northern districts by 2022.


“We must continue to move doctors and caregivers into the city,” Macron said.

“In France’s second largest city, there are medical deserts in the city center,” he said.

Approximately 169 million euros were allocated for the renovation of two hospitals, while another 50 million euros will be allocated to help women and children in troubled areas.


Macron also announced a billion euros to improve the city’s metro access and automation, along with the construction of four tramway lines and five bus lines to help “open” the northern districts.

Macron’s three-day visit – the longest break for a single city since taking office in 2017 – is also part of his campaign ahead of next April’s presidential election, during which he is almost certainly certain. Will be candidates.


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