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Prime Minister Of Greece Supports Alexandroupolis Port

Prime Minister of Greece supports Alexandroupolis port

Source: Port Authority of Alexandroupolis
“The port of Alexandroupolis is celebrating its 150th anniversary this year. It becomes a hub of cooperation, a source of wealth and prosperity for the countries and peoples”, said Kyriakos Mitsotakis, Greek Prime Minister – August 26, 2020 He was addressing his Bulgarian counterpart Boyko Borisov during joint statements in Zappeion at the signing ceremony of the participation of the Bulgarian Bulgartransgaz  in the consortium of Gasrade developed by the FSRU of Alexandroupolis He
added: “Once upon a time this port was the object of wars, in past centuries. “Today is an example of how far we can go from peaceful coexistence and economic cooperation for the benefit not only of our two peoples but also of the wider Balkan region.” The Prime Minister congratulated Boyko Borisov for the participation of the Bulgarian company and wished them to be at the official opening soon. “Today, with the signing of an agreement between the shareholders, this large investment is set in motion with the ultimate goal of transforming our easternmost European port into a global energy hub. The gas will be liquefied and will meet a national natural gas network and from there it will be channelled at the end of 2022 with the beginning of 2023 to Greece, Bulgaria and to the whole of southeastern and central Europe “, said Mitsotakis. He pointed out that despite the complexity and disruption from the pandemic, the project is being activated without delay. He stressed that the gas will reach Romania via Bulgaria, while referring to the benefits of detoxification from more polluting and expensive forms of energy, noting that Greece is implementing a plan for permanent removal of lignite by 2028 at the latest. “Today’s investment is a precursor to continued and closer cooperation with Bulgaria. The benefits are also geopolitical. The location of the new station in Alexandroupolis will strengthen its geopolitical character and will increase the number of ships arriving in its ports. This investment will stimulate the dynamic development of eastern Macedonia and Thrace. “When the remote region is prospering, then the whole of Greece is prospering”, the prime minister underlined. Asked to comment on the speech of the Greek Prime Minister, the President of OLA Konstantinos Hadjimichael said: “We, the people of the Alexandroupolis Port Authority, are proud of our work in improving the port infrastructure and its transformation into commercial, transport, military energy hub of the country and Europe! “ Source: Port Authority of Alexandroupolis

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