The financing and implementation of anti-flood interventions in two areas of Parnitha, Rema Giannoulas and Rema Fichthi, with a total area of ​​13,626 acres, was undertaken by the PPC.

The cost of the project for which PPC was selected by the Ministry of Environment and Energy, as Contractor for the Restoration and Reforestation of Area 2, amounts to 2,500,000 euros.

The project has already been assigned by PPC to three Forestry Cooperatives who have started its implementation under the supervision of a forester, so that it is carried out in accordance with the rules of forestry science and technology, as well as the specifications of the approved study and the instructions of the forestry service. The work is expected to be completed by the end of February.

The restoration works were visited today by Minister of Environment and Energy, Thodoros Skylakakisand officials of the Ministry who met with the PPC officials who have undertaken the restoration program and the representatives of the Forestry Cooperatives and the foresters who are implementing and monitoring the progress of the works.

The Minister of Environment and Energy, Thodoros Skylakakis, said about the implementation of the projects: “We visited the anti-corrosion projects in Parnitha, which are being carried out with restoration contractors the Athanasios K. Laskaridis Public Foundation, PPC S.A. and Piraeus Bank SA. Projects, which proceed with great speed and efficiency. They consist of logs, branches and log barriers, which retain soil and water and protect us from the floods that follow large fires. These are projects that progressed very satisfactorily and I would like to thank all the restoration contractors for the quality of the projects with which this social contribution is implemented.”

The person in charge of implementing the rehabilitation program, General Manager of Support Operations, Georgeta Christodoulopoulou, said: “Parnitha is the lung of Athens and the place of recreation for the inhabitants of the basin. We undertook the difficult task of restoring the area because we have the financial capacity, the ability and the expertise, together with the expert foresters, to take over the burned areas and deliver to the residents of the Municipality of Phylis a mountain safe from floods and to the residents of Attica a place of fun and relaxation”.

In the areas that PPC has taken over, 326,000 meters of log dams and other anti-flooding interventions such as log dams, log dams and board walls will be constructed. For the manufacture of anti-corrosives, trees will not be felled in which even a small part of their crown has remained unburnt and alive. Burned trees located on both sides of the forest and non-road network as well as burned trees located on either side of hiking trails will be felled to ensure the safe movement of forest visitors and for fire protection of the sensitive forest ecosystem after the fire.

The felled trees in these zones will be used in the construction of the anti-corrosion works. The branches that will result from the debranching of the trees will be used to make bundles. If they are in excess, they will be crushed and dispersed in these zones to enrich the soil.

The two areas that PPC undertook to restore are unique points of interest and history in Attica. The Giannoulas stream or Gouras stream and the Fichthi stream, known for their paths to hikers, start from the foothills of western Parnitha and end in the municipality of Fylis. They include unique points of interest for the visitor, from the Phylis Fortress, built in the 4th BC. century and supervised the mountain pass between Attica and Boeotia, the well-known Krya Pigi Phylis and the Monastery of Kleiston, founded around the beginning of the 11th century.