Thessaloniki mayors present their Metro extension proposals

4 February 2011  •  Source: Attiko Metro S.A.

A work session between Attiko Metro S.A. / Thessaloniki Metro and the Mayors of Thessaloniki Western Suburbs was held today; the objective of the subject meeting consisted in the cooperation of the parties involved in order to find those solutions that could serve in the optimal way the needs of the citizens and visitors of both western suburbs and the Thessaloniki metropolitan cluster.

Mr. Christos Tsitouras, Chairman of the BoD, Mr. George Konstantinides, Thessaloniki Metro Projects Manager and Mr. Panayiotis Klimis, Engineering Division Manager participated in the aforementioned meeting held at Attiko Metro S.A./Thessaloniki Metro premises.

The following entities also participated in the subject meeting, namely: Professor Panos Stathakopoulos, Chairman of the Executive Committee of Thessaloniki Regulatory Plan Organization, Mr. Diamantis Papadopoulos, Mayor of Pavlos Melas, Mr. Lazaros Kyrizoglou, Mayor of Ambelokipi-Menemeni, Mr. Stathis Lafazanidis, Mayor of Evosmos – Eleftherio Kordelio, and Mr. Simos Daniilidis, Mayor of Sykeon-Neapoli.

Mr. Tsitouras pointed out that the intention of the Management of Attiko Metro is to ensure the cooperation with the local government authorities, which is a crucial option, particularly at the planning and preliminary design phases of the Metro extensions to the west. The Chairman of the Company assured that Attiko Metro S.A. / Thessaloniki Metro, upon examination of the Municipal Authorities proposals, on the basis of both technocratic and social criteria and utilizing its specialized human resources, shall contribute to their recording and promotion, so that the maturity of the projects may allow their integration into funding schemes.

The Mayors of the Western Suburbs committed themselves that in the next two-month period, they shall elaborate and present their proposals, as regards the extensions currently under design, in order to serve in the best possible way the needs of the residents of their municipalities.

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