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The contract for the completion of the Aktio – Amvrakia motorway in Western Greece has been signed




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The big project for the sweep-contract that will complete the Aktio-Amvrakia highway has been signed. A few days ago the project was presented in Parliament and the Ministry of Infrastructure and Transport with Mytilineos, the contractor of the project, have signed.

This project is a great success for Mytilineos who is involved in the major projects of the country but at the same time will give its own exams in a project of high demands, where in addition to the required skill, there is a lot of time pressure. The 150 million euros project, which the contractor undertakes with a discount rate of 39.63%, must be completed within the current NSRF as it is a phasing project, i.e. it has already been funded by the previous NSRF 2007-2013, otherwise the country would risk demand for a refund from the EU.

The signing of the project, however, is also a significant success of the Minister of Infrastructure, Costas Karamanlis, who manages to complete a tender that lasted from the summer of 2018. The project was initially auctioned in 2009 in 4 sections. The contracts were signed in March 2010. As a result of the partition, the project was blocked several times and finally, after many attempts, 15 of the 48km. of the highway were handed over to traffic but also 3 of the 4 contracts stopπεδ ingloriously. It was then re-auctioned in July 2018 to get to the current historic day for the area.

The Minister of Infrastructure and Transport, Mr. Costas Karamanlis, stated in this regard:

“We pledged that the road” Aktio – Amvrakia “, which the citizens have been waiting for so many years, will be finally on track and completed by 2023. We worked intensively and consistently, we moved very fast and today we can say that the project finally takes over again ahead and will be completed on schedule. This will not endanger Community funding either.

“From the very beginning, it has been our main priority to complete a project that has been in a quagmire for many years and that is an example to be avoided, .”

The project

The duration of the project has been set at 30 months, but within 15 months from the start of the project, the famous Amfilochia bypass, which concerns an 18-kilometre subdivision, must be completed. If there are no delays during the construction period, then the project will be fully delivered to the public in the summer of 2023.

The Aktio-Amvrakia highway, 48.5 km long, has the characteristics of a closed highway with 2 + 2 lanes per traffic stream and uneven junctions and with its operation is expected to increase the levels of road safety on a road where every year we mourn the loss of many lives.

The cost of the project amounts to 150 million euros (amount with VAT, amount without VAT 120,967,741.94 euros). In addition, there is an amount of 10.5 million euros (amount with VAT, amount without VAT of 8,467,741.94 euros) for optional projects and will concern the execution of works for the direct connection of the end of the road axis “Aktio – Amvrakia”, with the “Ionian Road” section from CH 48 + 497 to CH 48 + 940 at the uneven junction of Rivi. The option can be exercised at any time within two years from the conclusion of the Contract.




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