THE Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis visited at noon the upgraded port in Sigri, Lesvos, which is a gateway to the entire western part of the island for passengers and goods and is now served by the new road connection with Kalloni.

The Prime Minister was informed about the works done at the port, which has a 130-meter-long jetty, as well as the progress of the works at the neighboring fishing shelter, which is being reconstructed to provide more berths for fishing boats and pleasure boats.

Earlier, Kyriakos Mitsotakis visited the natural history museum of the petrified forest of Lesvos. Kyriakos Mitsotakis toured the premises of the museum, which aims to study, highlight, protect and make every appropriate use of this natural monument of unique beauty.

The Prime Minister also made a stop at the model olive grove with 40,000 olives in Sigri, where he was given a tour of the facilities and had the opportunity to learn about the complete oil production process, from harvesting to the final standardization of the product. This model olive grove produces different varieties of oil and mainly exports the products abroad.

Kyriakos Mitsotakis had earlier a meeting with the Mayor of Western Lesbos, Taxiarchis Verros, with whom they discussed the ongoing projects and interventions in the Municipality, which was established 4.5 years ago, as well as the development prospects of the region. “I congratulate the Municipality because it is indeed not easy to create a new Municipality, but I think you have stepped on your feet well. So you and all the staff of the Municipality deserve congratulations”, said Kyriakos Mitsotakis, addressing Mr. Verros.

The Prime Minister reaffirmed the government’s will for close cooperation with the local government and highlighted the many financial tools available to the OTAs. “We have proven that when there is good cooperation, things get done. We have given many financial tools to the Municipalities and the reasoning is precisely that you know better than us what the local priorities are and where you want to direct the central government’s money. And we do our work in the projects which are projects of national scope”, he noted.