Clément Perruche 5:00 p.m., October 16, 2021

The day after Emmanuel Macron's visit to Marseille, Jean-Luc Chauvin, the president of the chamber of commerce and industry of the Riviera metropolis was the guest of Europe 1, he welcomes the initiative of the head of the 'State but recalls that his city accumulates many delays, in particular transport.

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Friday, Emmanuel Macron visited the Marseille city to take stock of his project "Marseille en grand", an investment plan supposed to renovate the second city in France.

Jean-Luc Chauvin, the president of the Aix-Marseille-Provence chamber of commerce and industry was the guest of Europe 1 this Saturday noon, he waits for the president's statements to be translated into action to quickly modernize the city ​​and in particular its transport.

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"40 years late"

"We say 'stingy' to the President of the Republic to set up all the projects that are necessary to make this great metropolis," says Jean-Luc Chauvin. But the president of the ICC now wants the head of state's high-profile visits to be translated into action. "I believe that intentions are good, but that today we must take action. What is missing is money," he explained.

And Jean-Luc Chauvin knows where this money must go: "The main problem of the Aix-Marseille-Provence metropolis is its transport which prevents employees from coming to take positions. We are over forty years behind." "We have no RER, no fast connection between Marseille city center and the airport, nor between Aix city center and the airport," he added. Such investments would allow the city to perform "a quantum leap" according to Jean-Luc Chauvin. "We have the opportunity to put in place something that allows us to take a leap forward. I believe that everyone should forget the quarrels of the past. Stop looking in the rearview mirror,stop and sit down to dinner quickly and adopt a constructive vision to provide quality collective service to our fellow citizens. That's the issue, "he said, calling on Marseille's elected officials to dialogue.

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