These roads constitute the centre of the village’s social life; the place where the 500 residents of Agia Eleni organise and hold their events and celebrations – such as the annual "Anastenaria" festival (traditional fire-walking).
This specific initiative is part of the more extensive "WORKS OF INSPIRATION | Development of Local Infrastructure" project that TAP is implementing across all three northern Greek regions that the pipeline crosses to the benefit of local communities, in the context of its Social & Environmental Investment (SEI) programme.
The request for the works was submitted to TAP by representatives of the community itself, given that the existing roads were old and poorly maintained, which was affecting the quality of life in the village. A local contractor carried out the asphalting works on 4 April 2019 within one day, with minimal impact on residents. The works were monitored by the technical services of the Serres Municipality that also undertook the maintenance of the roads upon their delivery.
Cleo Panayiotou, the President of the Agia Eleni community, expressed her satisfaction and thanked TAP for the successful and speedy conclusion of the project. Vassiliki Sotiropoulou, TAP’s SEI Manager, added that the overall target of the SEI programme is to contribute to addressing actual needs and noted that the upgraded roads aim at further promoting road safety in the area.