PM Mitsotakis visits new waste processing plant in Arcadia

PM Mitsotakis visits new waste processing plant in Arcadia

The waste management issue in the Peloponnese will be definitively resolved, said Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis, speaking during his visit to a new waste processing plant at Arcadia region on Monday.

The plant at Arcadia, which is currently still under construction, is the biggest Public & Private Sector (PPS) partnership project of its kind in Greece, he noted, and it will be able to process 105,000 tons of household waste per year. It will also utilize the biogas produced at the plant, thus being even more energy efficient, he added.

With a construction budget of 135 million euros, the Arcadia plant is part of two more similar units at Messinia and Laconia, and two waste transfer stations to be developed at Corinth and Argolis, all in the Peloponnese. The transitional management of the Arcadia plant is estimated to begin in October, he noted. The project employs 860 workers during construction, while 260 jobs will be created after completion.

At 18:30 Mitsotakis concluded his tour of the Peloponnese by addressing the presentation of the new Common Agricultural Policy, at the Apostolopouleio Cultural Center in the city of Tripoli.