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The Hellenic Radio (ERA): News in English, 09-08-15
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 Karamanlis Tour of ThraceLast Updated on Saturday, 15 August 2009 18:06
Prime-minister K. Karamanlis today visited works of both high substantial and symbolic importance for the broader region of Thrace. He first visited the construction site of the road linking Komotini-Nymfaia and Bulgaria, which the Prime-minister described as a modern closed motorway materialized after remaining in words for years. The 23km motorway has 5 tunnels and it is expected to be delivered in summer 2010.
The second project Mr. Karamanlis visited during his tour of Thrace was the Workers' Housing estate in Xylagani which he said will be completed soon nd will house 36 families. Its construction observes high housing, energy and environmental protection standards. He also announce the construction of four other similar housing projects in the region.
Next stop was the Ancient Maroneia theater, built at the end of the 4th BC century. Renovation works are proceeding at rapid pace and will be soon completed. Referring to the ancient theater's modernization works, Mr. Karamanlis said: ‚It is a highly important project as it is an undeniable proff for the continuous, long-standing and huge contribution of Thrace to Greek history and culture‚.
On his way to visit the construction sites, Mr. Karamanlis was welcomed by residents of Xylagini and Proskynites villages.
News item: 25834
 Cities Quiet down-August Last Mass ExodusLast Updated on Saturday, 15 August 2009 14:08
Cities quiet down as the mass exodus of holidaymakers on the occasion of Assumption of Virgin Mary holiday (Dekapentavgoustos) concludes. One-hundred and one ferry services have been scheduled to set off from Attika ports to the islands at 100% capacity during the weekend.
Specifically, 26 ferries from Piraeus port, 14 from Rafina, 2 from Lavrio leave on Saturday and 29, 22, 8 respectively from the ports of Piraeus, Rafina and Lavrio on Sunday. In the meantime, we remind motorists that traffic is restricted to one lane on Attika road Lamia-Airport section till August, 20 due to maintenance works in progress.
For further information motorists can dial 1866 a 24-hour Attika Road emergency telephone line
Upon their return to Athens holidaymakers are reminded that odd/even numbered license plates restriction is reintroduced as from August, 31. The rule is in force from 07:00- 20:00 Monday through Thursday and from 07:00- 15:00 on Friday while it does not apply at the weekends, official holidays and when means of mass transport stage strikes. Vehicles excluded from the odd/even numbered license plates restriction are: road assistance, ELTA (postal-service), press distribution, perishable food and fire brigade vehicles.
Thessaloniki Traffic Police estimate that some 83.800 vehicles left the city on the eve (Friday) of Assumption of Virgin Mary holiday, interpreted in a 62% rise compared against the number of holiday makers last year. There were no reports of serious road accidents during the exodus.
News item: 25830