“The unprecedented natural disasters have brought to the fore, in the most painful way, the consequences of the climate crisis and the need to create a new generation of durable infrastructure projects” the Minister of Infrastructure and Transport Christos Staikouras emphasizes in a post and adds:

From the first moment we rushed to the side of the citizens, made a first inventory of the problems and damages and immediately started efforts to restore the road and rail connections, as well as the infrastructure as a whole.

At the initiative of the Prime Minister, Kyriakos Mitsotakis, we were in Brussels where we ensured the flexibility to draw €600 million from the Recovery and Resilience Fund for this purpose.
In order to speed up the necessary constructions, we have now undertaken, as a Ministry, the planning and immediate execution of projects that did not belong to our competence until now.

We undertake, in collaboration with the Ministry of Environment and Energy, the Water Management Organization of Thessaly, with the aim of implementing important flood control projects.

In the last three weeks we have been faced with a new reality that makes the need for a broader review and redesign imperative. At the same time, we stay true to our strategic priorities. We are progressing step by step in repairing the damage by carrying out, at the same time, small and large projects and upgrading transport as a whole.

Indicative: We managed to join the new NSRP of the road section “Bralos – Amfissa of the axis Lamia – Itea – Antirrio” and the signing of the contract for the completion and improvement of the New Marmara Fishing Boat Port of Halkidiki. We inaugurated the new model, bioclimatic building of the 3rd Gymnasium of the Municipality of New Philadelphia.

We are proceeding with the International Open Tender for the conclusion of a PPP Contract for the operation and maintenance of the Thessaloniki Metro, as well as the Improvement of the 9th National Road (Yalova bypass section, P.E. Messinia).
At the Informal Council of Transport Ministers in Barcelona, ​​we highlighted the strengthening of Greece’s role in the Trans-European Transport Network.

The last three weeks may have changed the facts, but not the overall strategic focus we set three months ago when we took over the Ministry of Infrastructure and Transport. We continue our work with responsibility and seriousness, for the creation of modern, safe and “green” infrastructure and transport, which ensure high and sustainable development for the country and improve the quality of life and everyday life of citizens.”