Containerharbour In Timbaki, Part 2
Posted 26 January 2007 - 02:20 AM
You may read the first part of the discussion at http://members.explo...?showtopic=1415
Posted 31 January 2007 - 10:02 PM
Agia Galini and Tymbaki has got irritated.
Last Monday there was a meeting in Tymbaki with people from the University of Athens and some people from Heraklion.
The day before we had a meeting in Agia Galini and decided to go to the meeting on Monday. We ended up with 40 or more people (including a big banner with "NO to the harbour") and it looks like we made a point.
The Athens "study group" also visited Galini and from what I understood they don't think a harbour is what we should have here. They will make a report and that will be presented in another 30 or 40 days. So this was the "good" news. Not so good news is that the previous week there seemed to be a visit from Koreans in Tymbaki, although the new mayor (installed since the 4th of January and against the harbour) knew nothing about it. I made some pictures of the meeting and the banner, but because I don't know how to put them on this site, I will send them to Robert so he can make them available for all of you to see that the people of Galini (and Tymbaki) are taking this very serious and try to stop it.
o.k. you people in the south, and the rest of Crete, get ready and get angry!!!
Posted 28 February 2007 - 11:47 PM
Posted 02 March 2007 - 11:01 AM
Posted 04 March 2007 - 03:06 PM
For keeping us informed about this disaster. Would do great as well in the new topic about "quality holidays"
Posted 11 March 2007 - 01:09 PM
For more info please visit www.ecocrete.gr
Posted 18 March 2007 - 01:42 AM
The minister is becoming desperate to find investors since the damage caused by the port unions last year scared off everyone in the cargo shipping industry from investing in Greek ports. The minister will try to smooth things down with the port workers unions in order to allow him to invite bids for the port management of Pireaus and Thessaloniki. It is very interesting that the minister still promotes Timbaki to investors although the University study outcome to allow such an investment is still pending. Perhaps he already knows the outcome or he does not care anyway.
Posted 13 April 2007 - 10:07 AM
12th April 2007: According [Patris, 12th April 2007], the study from the NTUA
has been delivered to the YEN. This information is confirmed by the NTUA.
According Patris, which declares having very serious sources, the study strongly
points out the negative impact that the transshipment center would have on all
the south coast of Crete, especially at environmental level. "Without ignoring
the positive progress that a transshipment center would bring for the
develomment of the Messara and Crete, the specialists forecast severe
consequences for the area - especially Agia Galini", due to its touristic
The consequences of the project on the ecosystems, as well as the visual
pollution, is also pointed out.
The mayor of Timbaki declares that he did not get any information, and that the
study has not been yet transmitted to the municipality. The answer of the
prefecture of Heraklion is the same.
The rector of the NTUA, who was also head of the team in charge of the study,
declares that the study will be transmitted to the OLH and local authorities
within the next days.
Posted 13 April 2007 - 06:47 PM
Pam & Bob
Posted 13 April 2007 - 11:32 PM
Sometimes it is almost as if a fine beach like this does not deserve to be preserved. The truth is that I wish we could keep it as it is - wild, rural and real.
If the port does not come, then what will? The hordes of tourists gathering at the brink of Crete demand tavernas, hotels, holiday homes and everything else. Perhaps it would be too much to declare this area a national park or something similar where on Clean Monday people could fly their kites and love their island as it really exists.
Really Ton, I do not know the answer, but I understand your objection. The future of everything is a risk, an attempt to produce money locally or globally. Crete is finding fewer places to do this.
A port, a huge port, on this wonderful coast would be forever bad, but what can we do? Yes we can send letters and make objections, but who cares?
The best we can hope is that Korea/China make a different decision. Put the port someplace else, where I do not know. But anywhere will be a disaster.
Sometimes I wonder why we even need this port, this trade.
Posted 14 April 2007 - 12:15 AM
Ray for your information China does not like Timbaki. They have many times in the past told the government that they should be given access to Pireaus and Thessaloniki. What gets me with the government's attitude in Greece is that they do not have a vision and proper planning for the country. They should decide and classify some parts of the country as industrial and other parts as residential or touristic and others archeological and others forest or whatever. Then will be no problem. If you buy a house in an area which is classified industrial then you should not complain if tomorrow they place a chemical factory next to your house. The issue in Timbaki is totaly crazy. Thousands of people have invested money in tourism by building small Hotels and rooms to let. Hundreds more have built holiday homes, large areas round Komos and Phestos are classified Archeological,and yet the Minister would like to build an industrial port in the middle of all of that. Tell me now, is this serious planning on behalf of a goverment minister to want to do something like this?
I am not sure what will come out of this story at the end but all I know is that the impetus against this port is growing.
Posted 14 April 2007 - 05:04 PM
Patris in the same article comes to the conclusion that the Ministry YEN knows that the container job in Timbaki is lost for them but will not admit it before the elections.
Posted 15 April 2007 - 09:41 AM
Anyway, thanks for the great news, Ton!
Posted 15 April 2007 - 10:55 AM
Posted 25 April 2007 - 06:54 PM
Who knows some detailed news ??
I found this posted from Gregor in the German Kretaforum.eu:
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Posted 26 April 2007 - 11:08 AM
Posted 13 May 2007 - 03:01 PM
As it was expected, the final study of the Technical University which recently came out was not as critical (against the port ) as the first verbal comments given to the news media by the head of the technical school Mr. Moutzouris. However the story of the Minister´s fiasco deal in Timbaki is now reaching national attention.
According to a recent article in the Greek National Paper `To Vima´ Timbaki might finally be saved from the wrath of politicians who want to convert touristic and natural beauty areas into industrial graves.
Iam sorry the article is in Greek.
Posted 14 May 2007 - 12:43 AM
Thanks for keeping us informed.
Pity I can't meet you in Pitsidia
Posted 14 May 2007 - 10:43 AM