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South Aegean Regional Operational Programme 2000-2006


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Strategic Objectives


The general development objective for the Region, taking under consideration its comparative advantages and potential, is defined as follows:


n              Protection and development of the environment


n              Reduction of isolation - Improvement of transport and communication systems


n              Tourism


n              Innovation and Information Society


n              Rural development


n              Urban development – Dynamic island centres



The programme comprises 6 priority axes and 34 individual measures.



Selected Basic Indicators


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


n              20 km of improved national road network


n              Construction of 50 km of new provincial - local roads


n              Construction of 1 new port


n              165 new classrooms


n              8 new waste water treatment plants


n              Construction of 2 landfill sites


n              Construction of 1 new hospital


n              Creation of a network of 5 harbours –for tourist boats


n              Modernisation of 10 medium-sized tourist facilities


n              Modernisation of 150 small tourist facilities


n              Support for 50 SMEs (measure 4.3)


n              Support for 150 agricultural holdings


n              Utilisation/development of 5 existing reservoirs


n              250 training programmes


n              3,000 trainees



Implementation Progress


378 projects have been approved up to date, their total public cost amounting to 68.5% of the overall public cost of the programme. Total budget contracted (legal commitments) corresponds to 43.4% of the total public cost of the programme, while expenditure to date on the whole programme amounts to 23% of the overall public cost of the Regional Operational Programme.


Important projects have already been completed, including:


n              “Kardamena port of Kos”, with a budget of €2.2 million


n              “Afantos junior high school on Rhodes”, with a budget of €3.8 million


n              “Ialyssos junior high school”, with a budget of €3.1 million


n                Naxos senior high school”, with a budget of €2.1 million


n              “Centre for the repair and housing of boats during the winter”, with a budget of €5.2 million



The following projects are now approaching completion:


n              “Kalymnos port”, with a budget of €7.3 million


n              “Leros waste water treatment plant”, with a budget of €2.7million


n              Syros marina”, with a budget of €4 million