22 Φεβρουαρίου 2023
Mr. Panos Loukas, CEO of GEFYRA (concessionnaire of the Rio-Antirrio "Charilaos Trikoupis" Bridge and member of the VINCI Highways network) welcomed 34 MPs, members of the “Culture, Science and Media” Committee of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, who are visiting Greece in the context of a meeting on the "Cultural Heritage of water" which takes place at the premises of the International Olympic Academy in Ancient Olympia (21-22/2).
On the way to their destination, they had (following the initiative of Mrs. Fotini Pipili, Member of the Greek Parliament and Vice-President of the committee), the opportunity to cross the Bridge, which was illuminated for the occasion, and to talk with Mr. Loukas throughout the dinner that followed, which included a reference to the operation and structural maintenance of a "modern work of art", as described by the guests.
The surprise of the evening was the performance of the "Hymn of Europe" by the children of the "Apollo" Philharmonic Orchestra of Antirrio, which (like other cultural, sports and social interest) associations, is being supported for many years by the concessionaire company, with the aim of ensuring creative occupation for the youth as well as for the residents of the area.
On the occasion of the visit, Mr. Lucas stated:
"The tourist development of the region is one of our priorities, for which we work through the provision of special discount products in order to facilitate the visitation during the summer and throughout the year.
We see in this visit an opportunity to promote Western Greece and we hope that the photos that the European parliamentarians will take back to their countries will arouse the interest of future visitors to discover the wider area of the Bridge.
As a VINCI CONCESSIONS company, we will continue to work towards the performance of an excellent public service, as a concessionaire can ensure it, aiming at the smooth operation of the project, its regular and diligent maintenance, but also the services to our customers."
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