Motorway projects will help economic revival, Hatzidakis says

16:18 29.01.2013

Development Minister Kostis Hatzidakis, speaking in a joint press conference with European Commissioner for Regional Policy Johannes Hahn here on Wednesday, stressed the importance of restarting work on the four major motorway projects in Greece, which would help the recovery of the country’s economy though the creation of new jobs.

During his two-day visit to Brussels (Tuesday and Wednesday), Hatzidakis discussed the issue of resuming these projects also with EU Commissioners Joaquin Almunia responsible for competition, Siim Kallas responsible for transport and Michel Barnier, responsible for internal market and services.amna

Hatzidakis underlined the construction of the four motorways was of utmost importance to Greece, as they would signal the revival of the economy with the creation of an estimated 25,000 new jobs.amna

The Greek government has set a target to have work on the projects resume in April. 

Adapted from AMNA