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Crete Regional Operational Programme 2000-2006

 

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ROP Budget

 

Total Cost:  

786,355,222

euro

Public Cost:   

681,047,802

euro

Community Participation:

508,426,662

euro

National Participation:  

172,621,140

euro

Private Participation: 

105,307,420

euro

 

 

Strategic Objectives

 

The strategy for the region is defined in terms of 6 basic areas of intervention:

 

n              Innovation and information society

 

n              Tourism

 

n              Environment

 

n              Urban development

 

n              Developing mountain and other rural areas. Improvement of competitiveness in agriculture. Sustainable and integrated rural development, safeguarding the environment and the social fabric of the rural areas.

 

n              Communications - transport programme is implemented through 7 priority axes and 32 measures.

 

 

Selected Basic Indicators

 

The basic results expected from the completion of the programme include:

 

n              3,000 m2 of new buildings for tertiary education and research centres

 

n              5,000 tourist beds to be modernized

 

n              Interventions in 400 km of basic road network

 

n              150 new classrooms

 

n              5 new waste water treatment plants

 

n              4 ports upgraded

 

n              5 integrated urban development programmes

 

n              3 new Industrial and Business Estates

 

n              15 Town Plans

 

n              31 million m3 of water saved

 

n              350 agricultural holdings investment plans

 

n              Construction of one landfill site

 

n              3 new waste water treatment plants

 

n              15 integrated interventions (Local Employment Initiatives)

 

n              170 training programmes

 

n              90 new structures created (Help at Home Units, Child Care Centres, Day Care Centres for the Elderly)

 

n              250 km of interior road network in mountainous, disadvantaged regions improved

 

 

Implementation Progress

 

461 projects have been approved up to date, their total public cost amounting to 78.8% of the overall public cost of the Programme. Total budget contracted (legal commitments) corresponds to 55.5% of the overall public cost of the programme, while expenditure to date on the whole programme amounts to 33.9% of the overall public cost of the ROP.

 

Important projects have already been completed, or are now approaching completion, including:

 

n              "Construction of exterior water pipes – main pipes and drilling operations in the Loutraki – Krousonas region – Electrical and mechanical equipment supply", with a budget of €3,042,064

 

n              "Installation of waste water treatment systems for the town of Ierapetra and the surrounding area", with a budget of €2,768,559

 

n              "Technology-Research Institute. Centre for Entrepreneurship and Training", with a budget of €3,522,000

 

n              "Construction of facilities for the Crete Polytechnic University", with a budget of €3,030,080

 

n              "Medical equipment for the extension of the Venizeleio General Hospital, Herakleion, Crete", with a budget of €2,934,703

 

n              "Procurement of bio-medical equipment for the Regional University Hospital of Herakleion", with a budget of €4,402,054

 

n              "Upgrading of the Lasithi Prefecture Road Network", with a budget of €1,467,351

 

n              "Improvement of the Kolybari-Episkopi-Kakopetros and Episkopi-Deliana roads", with a budget of €1,614,087

 

n              "Upgrading of the Herakleion Road Network", with a budget of €1,467,351

 

n              "Construction of the Faneromeni Dam in Herakleion Prefecture", with a budget of €32,408,232, (completion 31-12-2004)

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