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Ministry of Interior approves €1 million for restoration of Temploni landfill

Temploni
07 Οκτωβρίου 2022 / 20:06

CORFU. Regional Governor Rodi Kratsa: The restoration of the Lefkimmi landfill is about to begin.

The major obstacle to the complete restoration issue of the Temploni landfill, which remained unsolved for a long time, has been overcome. The Ministry of Interior General Secretary Michalis Stavrianoudakis and the Ionian Islands Regional Governor Rodi Kratsa both announced that €1 million was approved for the landfill and transport of the waste located on the plot where the waste management facility will be built.
 
The official announcement of the approval of the funding from the Ministry of Interior's Public Investment Programme (PDE) was made in the framework of the events held today in Corfu for the people who lost their lives at the Lepanto Battle of Nafpaktos, where Mr. Stavrianoudakis was present as the government's representative. The Regional Governor expressed her satisfaction as this issue remained unresolved for a long time.
 
Technical reports of €1.6-million for the landfill, the restoration of the terrain, the repair of the wall and the transportation of waste bales to Palairos had been submitted. However, the amount that was finally approved is €600,000 less than the amount initially requested.
 
As Mrs. Kratsa explained, extra money may be needed - at least €300,000 more - to complete the planning; an amount that, as she said, the Ministry of Development promised to give.
 
 
By the end of the year
 
Mrs. Kratsa said that the restoration work is likely to start before the end of the year. "We have now secured the €1 million funding to start the restoration of Temploni, i.e. the landfill of the waste bales that have been abandoned there for years, posing a threat to public health and the quality of life and obstructing the plans for the creation of a waste management facility in Temploni.
 
Any waste bales that cannot be landfilled, will be transported to Palairos. The Minister for the Environment had approved these procedures, with the environmental footprint they have, a long time ago," said Mrs. Kratsa.
 

€600,000 for Lefkimmi
 
She added that the restoration of the Lefkimmi landfill will also move forward, as a €600,000 funding has been secured. The project had encountered obstacles as there were problems with the Ionian Islands Region's programme contract with FODSA.
 
A new programme contract has already been submitted for approval based on the comments made, so that the transportation of the waste bales can begin.
 
 
Supervision
 
During his visit to Corfu, Mr. Stavrianoudakis had the opportunity to see how the work in Central, North and South Corfu is progressing and the efforts made following the division of Corfu into separate Municipalities. "We are aware of the problems that have arisen from this abrupt division and we are trying to be there to solve all these problems. I am also here in order to supervise what we have planned and funded," he stated.