A group of engineers from the Centre for the Preservation of the Athonite Heritage (KEDAK) has been in Mount Athos this morning to assess the damage to the road network, and to help solve the problems caused by the heavy rain during the previous days.
The main concern of the group, which consists of the director of the Mount Athos Heritage Preservation Center and two engineers, is to immediately restore traffic between the port of Dafni and Karyes.
“The Ministry of Interior (Sector Macedonia–Thrace) is making every effort to immediately assess and repair the damage to the infrastructures in Mount Athos,” said Deputy Interior Minister Theodoros Karaoglou.
“I talked with the members of the Holy Community and of the Political Administration of Mount Athos in order to reassure them that the government is present. The support of all areas of Northern Greece that have been affected by the natural disasters is self-evident,” Karaoglou pointed out.
The road that connects the port of Mount Athos with the administrative center of the Athonite State has sustained a significant degree of damage, so the appropriate sector-specific interventions are being considered so that there is no delay in the supply of the Holy Monasteries.
Athanasios Martinos, the civil governor of Mount Athos, is also in Mount Athos.