Caisse des Dépôts partners OIN Alzette-Belval on the Luxemburg border

On 12 February, Julien Taris, the Caisse des Dépôts Lorraine Regional Manager, André Parthenay, the Chairman of Pays-Haut Val d' Alzette Community of Cities, and Jean-Claude Moretti, the Managing Director of the Public Development Institution (EPA) Alzette-Belval, signed a partnership agreement that defines the common work areas among the partners for period 2015-2017, to favor the development of Alzette-Belval territory.

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Alzette-Belval is an Operation of national interest (OIN) to create a new polarity on the region's border with Luxembourg, in response to the development of Belval district on the Luxembourg side. A public development authority (EPA) was set up in 2012 to implement the land acquisition and business initiatives required for the development. This future urban hub has been designated an ecocity and awarded funds from the Programme of Investments for the Future ( PIA ) City of Tomorrow (Ville de Demain) programme to create an area that will set an example of sustainable development.

The programme is located within Pays-Haut Val d’Alzette Community of Communes ( CCPHVA ), an authority that straddles the borders of Moselle and Meurthe-et-Moselle departments and is designing its public policy around the project to ensure continuity between the existing municipalities and the future ecocity. The CCPHVA has just been awarded the status of Positive energy area for green growth (TEPCV) by the Ministry of Sustainable Development.

The agreement will provide support for joint EPA and CCPHVA projects designed to kick-start local development; Caisse des Dépôts will bring to the table its financial engineering expertise, its loans out of savings funds and its public interest investment capacity in the following areas:

  • economic development (commercial, craft and tertiary sector activities);
  • housing: support for the local housing plan, developing housing for the young and for the elderly;
  • health: development of multidisciplinary health centres;
  • energy and ecological transition: support for renewable energy projects, developing the energy efficiency of public buildings and transport;
  • support for cultural and digital centres of excellence.
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