Roads, buildings, telethermal units among post-lignite ideas

Crucial road and building projects, as well as telethermal units for the Florina, Amynteo, Eordea and Kozani areas in northern Greece are among 116 project investment proposals worth 1.14 billion euros that have been submitted by municipalities, regional authorities and universities to the government’s special transition program for the decarbonization effort.

It is understood that out of the 116 proposals, only those corresponding to objectives set by the government plan, aiming to support employment, social cohesion, entrepreneurship and green energy, among other domains, and which can be completed within the next three years, will be approved.

Energy minister Costis Hatzidakis made reference to the number of investment proposals forwarded and their total worth at a conference last Friday, the Athens Investment Forum, without going into great detail.

The special transition program, scheduled for 2021 to 2023, is being assembled based on the capabilities of the EU’s National Strategic Reference Framework (2014-2020); REACT-EU (Recovery Assistance for Cohesion and the Territories of Europe), contributing to a green, digital and resilient recovery of the economy; as well as other funds.

Projects worth a total of 250 million euros could be inducted into the special transition program, according to an initial estimate.