12 October, 2009
Greece’s Prime Minister George Papandreou pledged on Sunday a "green development" plan for the region of Ilia prefecture in the south-western Peloponnese, which was ravaged by wild fires, two years ago.
Five ministers accompanied the premier during his visit to the area, along with Spanish urban planner Josep Acebillo, who will have the central role in designing the restoration of the area.
The regional plan features the establishment of a new International School of Sports, Olympism and Civilisation, and the further expansion of the International Olympic Truce Centre, so that Olympia could become the centre for peace and cooperation initiatives among nations.
A new bill will focus on green development, which could become a model for the whole country, Papandreou pointed out, during his visit to the region. The project is "an initial effort to attract international interest for offers and investment in the region," he said.
Source: GREEK NEWS AGENDA issued by the Secretariat Genera