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Athens News Agency: News in English, 10-10-01

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  • [01] Athens development agency to host 'Cities of the Future' con'f
  • [02] New Hygeia hospital in Tirana

  • [01] Athens development agency to host 'Cities of the Future' con'f

    (ANA-MPA) -- The City of Athens Development Agency (AEDA) will organise a conference entitled "The Cities of the Future - Integrated Urban Development, Governance and Funding", with the participation of distinguished Greek and foreign academics as well as public administration and European Commission staff, and to be held on Tuesday at a downtown Athens hotel.

    The aim of the conference, which falls within the framework of the CREPUD-MED programme, is to examine the ways in which Greek cities can plan their future and finance strategic development projects.

    Additionally, the progress of the implementation of the Jessica funding instrument, to constitute the basic financing mechanism for sustainable urban development, will be evaluated.

    The CREPUD-MED programme examines sustainable development and town planning strategies through collaboration between France, Greece, Spain and Italy. (ANA-MPA)

    The European Commission‚s MED programme supports this collaboration.

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    [02] New Hygeia hospital in Tirana

    TIRANA (ANA-MPA / A. Lidorikis) -- Albanian Prime Minister Sali Berisha on Wednesday expressed his satisfaction with the largest private investment in Albania's healthcare sector, speaking during the inauguration here of the 60-million-euro Hygeia Group hospital in the Albanian capital.

    The new Hygeia hospital, part of the health group subsidiary of Athens-based MIG, first opened in June, initially offering 120 rooms, with a general and pediatric clinic, as well as a pre- and post-natal maternity ward.

    "We appreciate your confidence in Albania, and by extension, the investment of 60 million euros by the Hygeia Group for an ultra-modern hospital of international standards, (ANA-MPA) one that guarantees high-quality healthcare for its patients," Berisha, a cardiologist by training, said during the inauguration.

    On his part, MIG president Andreas Vgenopoulos thanked the Albanian prime minister and the Tirana government for their support of the major investment, while emphasising that Albania is an extremely investment-friendly country.

    Moreover, he said the Hygeia Group now considers Albania as its "second home" and will back its investment in Tirana.

    The medium-term plan is for 220 rooms and 12 surgical theatres, five maternity rooms and 16 ICUs.

    The hospital also hosts Albania's first two linear accelerators for cancer treatment, the first comprehensive oncology department in the country, a fully-equipped cardio-surgical unit and an invasive cardiovascular centre, amongst others. (ANA-MPA)

    With the Tirana hospital, officially called Hygeia Hospital Tirana, the Hygeia Group is present in four SE Europe countries, with 10 private facilities in Greece, Turkey, Cyprus and Albania. presence. (ANA-MPA)

    Caption: Albanian Prime Minister Sali Berisha (C) cuts a ceremonial ribbon to inaugurate the new state-of-the-art Hygeia Hospital Tirana in the Albanian capital on Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2010, as MIG president and Hygeia Group vice-president Andreas Vgenopoulos looks on. ANA-MPA / STR

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