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Ergose: Lianokladi-Domokos Rail Line to Open by End of February

The Lianokladi-Domokos rail line near Lamia in Central Greece, will be fully operational by February, according to Greek railways operator Ergose.

Ionian Island Council Ups Funding for Waterway Projects

The Ionian Island Regional Council will increase the budget for waterway projects on the islands of Lefkada, Meganissi, Kefalonia and Ithaki.

Revision to Greek Casino Law Paves Way for Hellinikon Project, Minister Says

An amendment to a law on the licensing terms for casino operations in Greece is expected to set the Hellinikon development project into action.

Ongoing Casino Negotiations Impeding Hellinikon Project Works

The Hellinikon project has been deferred to the end of 2019, due to negotiations for the establishment of a casino on the premise.

Subway Works to Upgrade Athens’ Sepolia Neighborhood

The construction of an underground four-lane railway in Sepolia is expected to improve the standard of living in the northern Athens neighborhood.

Tourism Breathing Life into Greece’s Ailing Construction Industry

The tourism sector appears to be driving Greece’s construction industry, which is seeing the first signs of recovery after the debt crisis.

Hellinikon Metropolitan Park Plan Open for Public Input

Plans for the development of a metropolitan park and recreation area at Athens’ former airport in Hellinikon, have been opened for public consultation.

Greek Gov’t Betting on Tourism to Strengthen Islands

The construction and upgrade of tourism infrastructure on the Greek islands will pave the way for further development, according to Alternate Shipping Minister Nektarios Santorinios.

Minister Pitsiorlas: Hellinikon Licensing Enters Final Stretch

The urban regeneration project slated for the former Athens airport in Hellinikon, is entering the final stretch, according to Alternate Economy Minister Stergios Pitsiorlas.

Green Groups Appeal for Multibillion-euro Hellinikon Project to Stop

The Hellinikon project, set to be erected at the former Athens airport, is yet again about to be put on hold after environmental groups took the case to Greece’s highest court.

Lamda CEO Optimistic, Says Hellinikon Works May Start Next Year

Lamda Development, the consortium behind the investment project of Athens’ former Hellinikon airport, expressed hope that works can finally begin in 2019.

Transport Minister: Athens-Thessaloniki Railway Project Moving Ahead

Works on the railway aiming to reduce travel time from Athens to Thessaloniki down to three hours are proceeding, according to Transport Minister Christos Spirtzis.

PwC: Greece’s Incomplete Infrastructure Works Worth €18.7bn

The backlog of infrastructure projects in Greece has grown to 18.7 billion euros, according to a study released by PwC Greece.

Greece’s Hellinikon Tourism Project Gets High Court Approval

The Council of State has decided that the presidential decree for the development of Athens former airport into a multipurpose resort area is legal.

Thessaloniki Awaits Master Plan for Exhibition Center Revamp

Three parties have expressed interest in drawing up a master plan for the revamp of Thessaloniki’s International Exhibition Center.

Fourth Tranche for Greece Hinges on Hellinikon Project Approval

The Hellinikon investment project, set to be developed at the former Athens airport, is still hinging on the approval of the Council of State.

Hellinikon Investor Lamda Calling for More Actions Fewer Words

Lamda Development is ready to launch works at Hellinikon, as long as the Greek government displays the political will for the project to materialize.

Minister Says Hellinikon Project Moving Ahead ‘One Step at a Time’

Development of the delayed multi-million-euro Hellinikon project is moving ahead “one step at a time", according to Deputy Economy Minister Stergios Pitsiorlas.

Lamda Says Hellinikon ‘Cannot Be Materialized’ Due to Double Talk

Hellinikon Global, the managing investor of the Hellinikon project, said that the investment cannot proceed due to continuous set backs and political double speak.

One Prerequisite Down Nine to Go for Hellinikon Project to Move Ahead

Of the 10 conditions for the Hellinikon project to move ahead only one has been met, while investors say it will take a decade to clear outstanding issues.