2020 has been a difficult year for many of us, both professionally and personally. The City as well has had to face a number of challenges, not least of which has been setting our budget allocations for 2021. As you can imagine, these are heavily dependent on revenue, which, this year, is in decline.
Although 2021 will see the completion of two large-scale investment projects – the National Fire and Rescue Centre (Centre National d’Incendie et de Secours – CNIS) and the Stade de Luxembourg –, there are still a number of medium- and long-term projects in the pipeline to get our capital ready to meet the demographic, economic and environmental challenges it faces. As such, in drawing up the 2021 budget, we have decided not only to continue investing in housing and technical infrastructure and networks, but also to provide support for those who need it, now more than ever before.
Accordingly, the city’s businesses have received considerable support during the public health crisis, and in launching the cityshopping.lu online platform last month – in collaboration with the Luxembourg City Business Association (UCVL) –, every effort has been made to implement solutions that will enable businesses of all sizes and in all sectors to bounce back once the pandemic is behind us, and to help new businesses play an active role in the economic fabric of our city.
Please read on to find out more about the City’s investment projects, as well as the many exciting projects and initiatives to come that will allow us to start the new year on a high note, with renewed optimism.
Lastly, I would like to take this opportunity to extend my sincerest wishes of good health to you and your loved ones in 2021, and I look forward to sharing many happy times and exciting projects with you in the new year.