TAP regional issues discussed at ministry meetings

Local issues that have cropped up with the TAP natural gas pipeline in northern Greece were discussed at two meetings held at the Environment and Energy ministry on Thursday, with Minister George Stathakis chairing.

The Technical Chamber of Commerce (TEE) presented a report on certain technical matters raised by local authorities in Filippi, Kavala region. Also discussed at the meetings were proposals on environmental and social projects that would boost the agricultural economy of the area, which might possibly be included for funding in the construction consortium’s investments.

The meetings were attended by deputies of SYRIZA and New Democracy, TEE and other technical specialists from East Macedonian branches, and representatives of the Economy and Growth ministry and the consortium.

The meetings are part of the open lines of communication the ministry maintains with project participants and local authorities in the Kavala region, in order to address any concerns raised by local residents.