The construction of a new border fence at Evros, “was the least the government could do to provide a sense of security to Greek citizens, whose morale remains high at such a difficult juncture,” Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said on Saturday during a visit to Feres.
The premier made the statement with the Eastern Macedonia/Thrace Regional Director, directly after a detailed presentation in the town of Feres on the progress of the fence’s construction.
Work is progressing rapidly, Mitsotakis said, adding that it will be completed by April 2021, when he will inaugurate it in person.
Before the construction presentation, Deputy Citizen Protection Minister Lefteris Economou referred to the successful management of tension at the Greek-Turkish borders in March and noted that the Armed Forces and Hellenic Police are protecting Greece’s – and therefore the EU’s – borders effectively and decisively.
The investment to be carried out at Alexandroupolis through its privatization will transform the NE Greek port into “a development hub both for the city and for the entire region of Thrace,” Mitsotakis said on Saturday, during his visit to the city.
Prior to departing for Feres, the premier was given a tour of the port and said that his visit comes a day after investor interest was the expression of interest by four consortia. Alexandroupolis Port Authority President Constantine Hadzimichail said the premier’s visit coincides with the port’s 150th anniversary.