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Mayor infrastructure projects dominate talks between gov't, EIB VP

Δημοσίευση 3 Δεκεμβρίου 2010, 10:39 / Ανανεώθηκε 27 Ιουνίου 2013, 14:55
Mayor infrastructure projects dominate talks between gov't, EIB VP
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Infrastructure, Transport and Networks Minister Dimitris Reppas on Thursday underlined that “the assistance offered at this specific time by the European Investment Bank (EIB) is very useful and contributes to development which is a prerequisite for overcoming the crisis”.

Infrastructure, Transport and Networks Minister Dimitris Reppas on Thursday underlined that “the assistance offered at this specific time by the European Investment Bank (EIB) is very useful and contributes to development which is a prerequisite for overcoming the crisis”.

Reppas made the comment after a meeting with EIB Vice-President Plutarchos Sakellaris, during which he requested EIB assistance for an ambitious 500-million-euro public works programme focusing on road safety and interventions across the national motorway network. A total of 750 million euros have already been earmarked for the Patras-Athens-Thessaloniki railway.

Sakellaris said the EIB will finance projects in Greece that will help pull the country out of the crisis. Other projects to receive EIB financing are the metro extension in Athens and Thessaloniki and the airport at Kasteli, Crete.