Thessaloniki's new flyover motorway will begin construction next week

Thessaloniki road sign

The new flyover motorway in Thessaloniki that will be ready in four years will begin work next week, as noted at an event presented by Transport & Infrastructure Minister Christos Staikouras on Monday.

The motorway will ensure faster, toll-free road traffic, noted Staikouras, who added that central and local authorities will try to minimise the burden of construction on the daily life of the people in Thessaloniki.

The minister also pointed out that construction of the project will be carried out via a Public-Private Partnership (PPP), which foresees 26 years of operation and maintenance plus the four years it will take to construct it, it was added.

East Port Said eyes Thessaloniki as gateway

The administration of East Port Said, at the northern entrance of the Suez Canal, appears to “view” the port of Thessaloniki as a potential gateway to the Balkans and Europe for perishable Egyptian goods but also for Egyptian green hydrogen in the future, according to an AMNA interview with East Port Said General Manager Aly Assem Ibrahim on Friday.

At the same time, Ibrahim is promoting the creation of a cruise line which will connect Thessaloniki with Port Said.

He said discussions are under way on the above issues in the context of a cooperation memorandum signed with the Thessaloniki Port Authority (ThPA).

Ibrahim was in Thessaloniki to participate in the 1st international Southeast Europe Connectivity Forum.

According to the East Port Said director, cooperation with the port of Thessaloniki, which he believes will become one of the main gateways to the Balkans, will be a mutually beneficial, win-win proposition.

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