Construction of Athens Metro Line 4 to begin in early 2017

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The long-awaited tender for the construction of Line 4 of the Athens Metro is set to take place in early 2017, authorities said Monday.

The extension will link the densely populated suburbs of Galatsi, Kypseli, Kaisariani and Zografou to the other three lines of the metro network.

Some 1.5 billion euros, about a quarter of the total budget for the project, will come from European structural funding, with the remainder being covered by European Investment Bank loans.