Left to right: The Mayor of Eordaia, Savvas Zamanidis, with TAP’s Community Liaison Coordinator (CLC) for Western Macedonia, Michalis Gkosliopoulos
Left to right: TAP’s CLC for Central Macedonia, Thanos Skrekas; the Mayor of Langadas, Yiannis Karayiannis; TAP’s SEI Manager, Vassiliki Sotiropoulou; and the Deputy Mayor of Sanitation, Stathis Georgiadis
The most recent donations pertain to a total of 17 garbage trucks, delivered in November and December 2018 to the Municipalities of Alexandroupolis (1), Komotini (1) and Nestos (1) in the Region of Eastern Macedonia-Thrace; Serres (1), Langadas (4), Oraiokastro (1), Pella (1) and Skydra (1) in the respective one of Central Macedonia; and Eordaia (3), Amyntaio (1), Kastoria (2) in Western Macedonia.
These new vehicles aim to optimise the waste management efforts of Northern Greek municipalities. TAP also provided to several sanitary services garbage bins and special lorries for the bins' washing and maintenance.
In addition to the 17 garbage trucks, TAP has already delivered 32 ambulances and 15 snowploughs to local communities during the first two phases of DESTINATION, SAFETY; one of the most extensive social and environmental investment (SEI) projects implemented along the pipeline route, since its launch in June 2017.
The last vehicles included in the project (road sweepers, firetrucks and forestry/civil protection vehicles) are scheduled to be delivered within 2019, thus concluding a large donation that enhances healthcare, environmental management and cleaning services, as well as road safety and protection.
Commenting on the latest delivery, Yannis Maleganos, TAP’s Corporate Social Responsibility Advisor, stated: "We are pleased with the progress of DESTINATION, SAFETY. In the course of about 18 months since the launch of the project, we have delivered over 2/3 of the total number of vehicles. Through this donation, TAP addresses actual needs within local communities and contributes to improving their quality of life, which is important to us. And we will continue with this goal in mind."