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Western Macedonia Regional Operational Programme 2000-2006

 

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ROP Budget

 

Total Cost:

595,986,426

euro

Public Cost:   

520,239,265

euro

Community Participation:

390,179,449

euro

National Participation:  

130,059,816

euro

Private Participation: 

75,747,161

euro

 

 

Strategic Objectives

 

The strategic development objective for Western Macedonia over the period 2000-2006 is to contribute to the creation of a dynamic region that will utilise its natural reserves and its position in the western Balkans to create a competitive and productive climate, as well as new employment opportunities.

 

This strategic development objective is achieved through a number of actions and measures (36) which are included in the following 7 priority axes:

 

n              Increased employment opportunities - reduction of unemployment

 

n              Utilisation of Trans-European Networks by the region's urban and productive centres

 

n              Support to urban areas

 

n              Restructuring of the local economy - encouraging businesses to be more outward-looking

 

n              Agricultural development

 

n              Integrated development of mountain and lakeside areas

 

n              Technical assistance

 

 

Selected Basic Indicators

 

The basic results expected from the completion of the programme are as follows:

 

n              Construction of 28 km of separated highway

 

n              Improving the skills of 3,100 unemployed individuals

 

n              Support for 600 agricultural holdings

 

n              Construction – improvement of 135 km water supply network

 

n              Construction – improvement of 5 waste water treatment plants

 

             

Implementation Progress

 

345 projects have been approved up to date, their total public cost amounting to 65.9% of the overall public cost of the programme. Total budget contracted (legal commitments) corresponds to 49.8% of the total public cost of the programme, while expenditure to date on the whole programme amounts to 27.7% of the overall public cost of the ROP.

 

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

 

n              "Improvement of the Amyntaio-Kozani railway line", with a budget of €25,000,000

 

n              "Deskati water supply", with a budget of €4,575,201

 

n              "Completion of sections of the Egnatia Highway; vertical axis, Kostarazi-Argos Orestiko section", with a budget of €36,683,785

 

n              "Integrated waste management system – Equipment supply – Automatic disposal", with a budget of €1,379,310.

 

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