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Central Macedonia Region Allocates €10m for 17 Culture Projects

Photo Source: Central Macedonia Region

Central Macedonia Region authorities have released 10 million euros for the funding of restoration and upgrade works on 17 new culture projects.

Culture Minister Lina Mendoni met this week with Central Macedonia Region Governor Apostolos Tzitzikostas to finalize the details of the projects, which include the creation of cultural routes expected to create value added for the region.

“Central Macedonia has tremendous cultural wealth and through the institution of cultural routes, which will be thematic and chronological, we can achieve the promotion of important monuments that will serve as the links of these routes,” said Mendoni.

The Rotunda monument in Thessaloniki. Photo © GTP
The Rotunda Monument in Thessaloniki.

Tzitzikostas and Mendoni also discussed the progress of repair works on other sites and monuments in the region and laid out the priorities for future funding.

Mendoni underlined the importance of speeding up both the implementation of works as well as increasing the absorption of EU funds.

Ancient city of Amphipolis. Photo: © Regional Division of Serres

Projects to be restored under the current 10-million-euro funding program are located in the regional units of Imathia, Thessaloniki, Kilkis, Pella, Pieria, Serres, and Halkidiki, and include the creation of a museum dedicated to Apostle Paul in Veria, restoration of the Rotunda in Thessaloniki, and the creation of culture routes at  Amphipolis, among others.

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