The conquest of first place by the Region of South Aegean in the utilization of European funds, An accelerated program and preparation for the next financial period, in the heart of the debate……..
The outstanding performance of the South Aegean Region, that rank in first place nationwide, the utilization of European funds, despite the dramatic staffing of the Technical Services, the acceleration of the Operational Program "South Aegean 2014 - 2020 "and preparation for the next financial period 2021 – 2027, were the focus of the meeting was the Region, George Hadjimarkos by Deputy Development & Investment Yannis Tsakiris, yesterday, Thursday, Ministry.
During the meeting, in which participated the Head of Special Service Management South Aegean, Anthony Voutsinos, the Region reported the progress of the Operational Program "South Sea" on the basis of accounting data for the 2019 recently announced by the Ministry of Development and Investment same, elements that bring the South Aegean region in the first position on the inclusion of projects, legal commitments and absorption (expenses incurred) resource.
Mr.. Hadjimarkos noted that these performances are a true feat, since they came from the most understaffed Region of the country and called once again on staffing, since it is the only nationwide Region, which apart from its own Technical Program, matures and auctions works and on behalf of the municipalities, also fail due to a technical failure to complete their technical program.
The Prefect told the Minister that the two directions of Structures staffed only 17 people in Cyclades 22 the Dodecanese, who have to cope with a huge amount of work, the only region in the country, which apart from its own program, implements and technical programs - whether or NSRF Public Investment Program, or sectoral, or the Special Development Program of South Aegean, other bodies, either FILODIMOS Municipalities, either SATA Municipalities, even ministries have technical services.
Alongside, the Region requested the change of the Law on public works (4412/2016), who unnecessary and destructive bureaucracy has resulted in auctions that hold up to two (!) years to reach results.
It is easily understood, noted the Region, that if they meet both these demands, staffing of T.Y. and change the institutional framework, the implementation of the NSRF and other programs will "take off", while will allow the best preparation of the new programming period 2021 – 2027.
Recall that according to official data of the Integrated Information System of the Ministry of Development and Investment, the rate of absorption of NSRF funds for the South Aegean reached 36,7%, versus rate 32,7% of total payments of Operational Programs of the NSRF (35,8% including the Rural Development Program).
particularly, South Aegean is located
• in the first place at the rate of approved projects (118,72%),
• in the first place at the rate of legal commitments (68,39%),
• in the first place to the spending rate for certification (39,02%) and
• in the first place in the percentage Union support costs (44,69%).