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Ionian Islands Regional Operational Programme 2000-2006


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Strategic Objectives


The strategic objective for the region is to strengthen its comparative advantages, with the emphasis on environmental protection and the cohesion of the island territory.


The objectives of the programme are defined in terms of 6 Priority Axes:


n              Qualitative upgrading and development of tourist services and other productive activities


n              Reduction of the peripherality and infrastructure deficit


n              Upgrading and protection of urban environment


n              Sustainable rural development


n              Strengthening of human resources


n              Special actions to develop and protect small islands


The Programme is defined in terms of 7 priority axes (including technical assistance) and 35 measures.



Selected Basic Indicators


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


n              Improvement of 220 km of provincial/local roads


n              Improvement of 220 km of rural roads


n              123 support schemes for investment plans by manufacturing SMEs


n              85 new classrooms


n              60 km of improved water supply pipes


n              40 km of new sewerage pipes


n              4 waste water treatment plants


n              350 investment plans in agricultural production


n              3,170 trainees


n              5 Local Employment Initiatives



Implementation Progress


378 projects have been approved up to date, their total public cost amounting to 67.8% of the overall public cost of the programme. Total budget contracted (legal commitments) corresponds to 34.1% of the overall public cost of the programme, while expenditure to date on the whole programme amounts to 21.1% of the overall public cost of the ROP.


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


n              "Argyrades Primary School", with a budget of €1,320,616


n              "Road Safety", with a budget of €4,476,775


n              "Lefkada Theatre", with a budget of €6,267,938


n              "Vassiliki Sewage and Biological Waste Water Treatment Plant", with a budget of €2,682,478