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Central Greece Regional Operational Programme 2000-2006

 

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ROP Budget

 

Total Cost:

865,355,081

euro

Public Cost:   

744,646,142

euro

Community Participation:

539,284,605

euro

National Participation:  

205,361,537

euro

Private Participation: 

120,708,939

euro

 

 

Strategic Objectives

 

The general development objective for the Central Greece region over the period 2000-2006 has been defined as "utilising the new transport infrastructure, the region’s position near the Athens metropolitan centre and the country’s industrial base for reducing intra-regional inequalities and for promoting employment growth, mainly through the development of a competitive economy".

 

The general development objective consists of the following main strategic targets:

 

n              Modernising production, linking it to the local economy and adjusting it to the demands of the new economy

 

n              Enhancing the developmental role of urban centres

 

n              Reducing extreme phenomena of development polarity, with greater emphasis on mountainous and rural areas

 

n              Protecting, restoring and developing the natural environment. Developing cultural/historical qualities

 

The Regional Operational Programme consists of 6 priority axes and 37 individual measures.

 

 

Selected Basic Indicators

 

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

 

n              Support for 670 agricultural holdings

 

n              Improvement of 233 km of water supply pipes

 

n              4 Integrated Rural Development Programmes

 

n              Construction of 115 km of new sewage pipes

 

n              4 new waste water treatment plants

 

n              Construction of a new, 7 km-long motorway

 

n              Construction / improvement of 60 km of main roads and of 95 km of provincial roads

 

n              300 new hospital beds

 

n              230 new classrooms in primary and secondary schools

 

n              6 Integrated Urban Development Programmes

 

n              Support for 380 SMEs (under Regulation 70)

 

n              9 Local Employment Initiatives

 

n              Training for 2,450 individuals

 

 

Implementation Progress

 

524 projects have been approved up to date, their total public cost amounting to 55.5% of the overall public cost of the programme. Total budget contracted (legal commitments) corresponds to 30.5% of the total public cost of the programme, while expenditure to date on the whole programme amounts to 20.9% of the overall public cost of the ROP.

 

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

 

n              "Improvement of the Kyriaki-Elikonas road", with a  budget of €3,255,488

 

n              "Sewage disposal system for the Galaxidi Municipality", with a budget of €3,560,721

 

n              "Galaxidi Municipality waste water treatment and disposal", with a budget of €3,196,634

 

n              "Construction of Halkida's 8th junior high school", with a budget of €2,236,244

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