The newly elected governor of Attica, Nikos Hardalias visited this morning the Minister of Climate Crisis and Civil Protection, Vassilis Kikilia.

The meeting confirmed the excellent mood and willingness to cooperate, among other things, in matters of safety from extreme weather phenomena.

The new regional governor, who has placed the safety of citizens from natural threats high on his agenda, said characteristically after the meeting:

We discussed with Minister Vassilis Kikilia, with whom we have worked perfectly in the past, all those parameters that could work as a strategic planning map to be able to protect the Attica Region from the dangers posed by extreme weather events».

He added: “The issues of prevention are of absolute and immediate priority and I believe that the new bill coming to Parliament for Civil Protection moves in the right direction and will give us the tools that will allow us to act promptly and immediately. I am sure that in addition the government with the necessary resources and ensuring direct procedures in the execution of the necessary projects will put an end to the regime of overlaps, delays and excuses that did not allow their development and implementation».

The Minister of Climate Crisis and Civil Protection, Vassilis Kikilias, after the meeting with the new Regional Governor, emphasized, among other things:I was happy to welcome today the newly elected regional governor of Attica, Nikos Hardalia, an experienced self-governing man with whom we worked exceptionally well even during the pandemic. We discussed the ministry’s bill that has been submitted for a vote in Parliament and the interventions we are promoting. Prerequisites to succeed in reducing as much as possible the effects of extreme weather events – which we are certain to encounter and will be faced with more and more frequently due to the rapidly evolving climate crisis – are cooperation and synergies with all involved carriers. The region as an institution plays an extremely crucial role. Given that the basin has been repeatedly hit by natural disasters (floods, fires) it is clear that a lot needs to change both in terms of strategic planning and infrastructure projects to be able to cope together with the challenges».