Twenty existing or planned industrial parks across Greece have been included for a total of 44.2 million euros worth of financing via the EU’s Resilience and Recovery Fund, with a relevant decision issued by the development ministry on Friday.

The scheme will be implemented by the ministry’s general secretariat of industry in partnership with the Hellenic Republic Asset Development Fund (HRADF), Greece’s privatization fund, under the title New Industrial Parks.

Approved proposals relate to industrial parks in border and mainland regions but also in the greater Athens-Piraeus area, including Alexandroupolis, Drama, Ioannina, Irakleio (Crete), Karditsa, Kavala, Kilkis, Komotini, Lamia, Larissa, Meligalas, Patras, Preveza, Serres, Thessaloniki and Volos, along with the near-Athens business parks of Almyros, Corinth, Inofyta, and Schistos.

“Implementation of the initiative will contribute decisively to strengthening the country’s industrial base, as well as entrepreneurship, and employment, while creating a greener and more digitally advanced industrial sector,” Deputy Minister Anna Mani-Papadimitriou said.