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23 January, 2001
Greece's five-year Balkan restructuring plan envisages spending totalling 180 billion drachmas, National Economy Deputy Minister Yiannis Zaphiropoulos said on Monday.
Presenting the Greek government's plan, Zaphiropoulos said the money would be spent to support social infrastructure, financial infrastructure and services and production.
The Greek plan envisages spending of 17 billion drachmas on aid in Albania, 18.5 billion drs in Bulgaria, 25.5 billion in FYROM, 24 billion drachmas in Romania, 70 billion in Yugoslavia (excluding Kosovo) and 25 billion drachmas in Kosovo.
Zaphiropoulos also announced a plan to raise Greece's economic and trade affairs offices abroad from 59 to 81. The plan envisages opening of new offices in Havana, St Petersburg, Ankara, Alma-Ata, Amman, Bombay, Wellington, Jerusalem, Islamabad, Caracas, Lagos, Luxembourg, Melbourne, Mexico City, Bangkok, Bratislava, Nairobi, Oslo, Ottawa, Rabat, Riga, Shanghai, Santiago, Sarajevo, Singapore, Izmir, Tashkent, Jakarta and Hong-Kong.
Source: Athens News Agency