THESSALONIKI METRO – BoD meeting in Thessaloniki and visit to the Project’s Worksites

The Board of Directors of ATTIKO METRO S.A. held a meeting yesterday and today in Thessaloniki, followed by a project inspection.

Current problems related to the Metro Project in Thessaloniki were discussed and resolved during the above meeting of the Board of Directors

During their onsite inspection, the BoD members visited worksites of the Base Line and the extension to Kalamaria, as well as the archaeological finds at Venizelos Station. As a token of respect to the city’s historical and cultural background, the BoD members also visited the “Rotonta” and they were given a site tour by Mr. Stamatis Hondrogiannis, Curator of Thessaloniki Antiquities.

It is worth noting that this is the first time the ATTIKO METRO S.A. new Board of Directors holds a meeting in Thessaloniki and ascertains onsite the progress of the Metro construction works.

As a reminder, please note that construction and archaeological activities are currently carried out in the worksites along the Base Line, while construction activities are under way along the extension to Kalamaria. The BoD members were informed during their visit that 60% of the Civil Works and 80% of the archaeological works have already been completed.

In conclusion, the second TBM set off its course from the worksite of “Nea Elvetia” Station on May 23, 2016. Approximately 80% of the tunnels have already been bored by two Tunnel Boring Machines, which will have completed their task by the end of this year.

With the completion of the inspection, Professor Yiannis Mylopoulos, ATTIKO METRO S.A. Chairman, made the following statement: “A standing request by the people of Thessaloniki is now fulfilled. The new management pays to the project of Thessaloniki its due attention, listens to the local society and takes all measures to resolve any issues that may emerge during the construction process. The BoD’s visit to the Project confirms the fact that it is a top priority for the company. Since resumption of the construction works in March, Thessaloniki Metro Project is again on track towards its completion”.

On his part, Mr. Theodoros Papadopoulos, ATTIKO METRO S.A. Managing Director, highlighted that: “The Board of Directors of ATTIKO METRO S.A. was given the opportunity to examine up close the progress of the Metro construction works, which are executed at a satisfactory pace. Kick-off of the second TBM, as well as the second shift at the worksite of “Aghia Sofia” form part of the plan for the timely completion of the Project, which is long-awaited by the residents of Thessaloniki”.

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