Mitsotakis in Karditsa: For our government there is no forgotten corner of Greece

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Mitsotakis in Karditsa: For our government there is no forgotten corner of Greece

The prime minister was informed about the progress of the projects, which are being implemented at 14 points along the road network of the municipalities of Karditsa, Argithea and Mouzaki.

Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis, as part of his visit to the Regional Unit of Karditsa, visited this morning a construction site where work is being carried out to restore the damage caused to the road network by the Mediterranean cyclone “Ianos”.

The prime minister was informed about the progress of the projects, which are being implemented at 14 points along the road network of the municipalities of Karditsa, Argithea and Mouzaki. In addition to road construction, the design includes the construction of four bridges for the safe crossing of the Pamisos River and two streams.

The restoration has been completed to a large extent thanks to the rapid recording of the damage and the completion of the studies for the technical interventions that were required. Parts of the project, for which a budget of 134.4 million euros was secured, have already been handed over to traffic, such as the ring road of Mouzaki and parts of the road network of the Municipality of Karditsa.

“For our government, there is no forgotten corner of Greece. On the contrary, our attention should be directed primarily to those areas which in the past did not enjoy the necessary attention of the central authority because of the distance from the major decision-making centers. We have come to correct this for good, so that all Greek citizens, regardless of whether they live in large urban centers or in the most isolated village of the Greek territory, feel that there are no two-level citizens and that everyone has the same rights, the same opportunities in the development, same possibilities of protection from the social state”, emphasized Kyriakos Mitsotakis from Argithea City Hall, where he then met with the Mayor, Andreas Stergiou.

“It is our great honor and joy for the fact that for the first time in history, an acting Prime Minister is coming to the seat of the Municipality, in Anthiro. This is something that excites us. After all, you too became the recipient of the love of the permanent population. For us it is a very big story, a very big moment, we say it and we mean it. It is true that in the last three years, good things have been happening in Argithea and in the next period of time, with your assistance and catalytic help, even more will be done”, noted the Mayor for his part. At the heart of the debate at the Town Hall was the government’s strategy for highlighting the mountainous areas and supporting small mountain municipalities, which was analyzed during the Prime Minister’s meeting with the 33 Mayors of the Mountain Municipalities Network, at the beginning of May.

“I am given the opportunity today to visit the mountainous Argithea, to talk on the one hand about the important works we have done, to restore the catastrophic damage left behind by “Ianos”, but, above all, to talk about the future. For the future of this blessed place, for the great development dynamics, for the protection of the environment which is also your great wealth, here in Agrafa, in the most isolated municipality of our homeland. We will then have the opportunity to present a new development tool which brings together three municipalities of the wider region with significant financial resources, so that we can envision not only today but the next day of this region, with more population staying in our mountains, which all mountain lovers should really get to know,” added the Prime Minister.

During his visit to the Town Hall of the mountainous Municipality, Kyriakos Mitsotakis also spoke with municipal employees, whom he thanked for the support they offer to citizens through programs such as “Help at Home”.

The Prime Minister earlier walked the village of Anthiro, where he talked with residents, while he also had the opportunity to stop at the local primary school and kindergarten, where he greeted the students and their teacher and discussed with them the needs of the school.

The Prime Minister’s next stop after the City Hall was at the Holy Monastery of Genesiou of Theotokos Katousiou, where he was welcomed by the Metropolitan of Karditsa Timotheus and guided around the site together with the commissioners of the Monastery. Kyriakos Mitsotakis had the opportunity to see the exceptionally well-preserved hagiographies and learn about the history of the Monastery, which dates back to the 17th century.

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