Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis expressed satisfaction on Friday with a major new waterworks project expected solve chronic water supply problems for the picturesque Ionian Sea Island of Lefkada (Lefkas).

He spoke from the island’s same-name capital after attending a signing ceremony for the construction of a new supply network that will link coastal Preveza and inland Arta, two mainland cities, with Lefkada, which is linked with the mainland via a short draw bridge.

Mitsotakis expressed confidence that the project will be completed and turned over during the current government’s term.

Earlier, he toured a new closed roadway connecting the main north-west highway in western Greece with the island, the Aktion-Lefkada stretch.

While touring the island’s capital he spoke with local residents, visitors, shop owners and shop employees.

The new water supply network, at 104 kilometers, is now the biggest being constructed in the country, and will be accompanied by reservoirs and pumping stations. Water capacity is planned to cover the peak summer season in the area, while dramatically reducing the need for drilling fresh water wells.