The special awards committee of the European Sea Ports Organisation (ESPO) has announced that ten (10) ports, including the Port of Piraeus, have been selected for it’s annual prize.
The main criterion for this year's process was the perspective of social integration of ports aimed at young people and creating new jobs for future generations through development programs (projects).
According to the Commission President, John Richardson, "The committee was impressed by the number of creative ideas and projects that were submitted."
The awards ceremony will be held during the General Assembly of the ESPO at Brussels in November.
As the President and CEO of PPA SA, George Anomeritis, commented: "The selection of the port of Piraeus as a candidate for this year's ESPO prize among many candidate ports, justifies our policy of linking the port with the city through corporate social responsibility programs on the axis Port - City - Tourism - Culture. Through mature investment projects that will create new jobs and will positively change relationships between the Port and the City, and especially through the works and activities of the Cultural Coast of Piraeus we are aiming to create a new environment for citizens, passengers and tourists - cruise visitors. "
It is reminded that within the investment program of PPA projects for tourism and culture have been included and started, in the central port alone, at a budget of € 420 million.