ECONOMY

Government tries to find way for Skaramagas Shipyards to work again

The government has submitted an amendment to Parliament that it hopes will pave the way for Skaramangas Shipyards west of Athens to reoperate.

The shipyards have been largely idle for the past year but the coalition has proposed that a team of accountants to assess whether the Greek Navy can continue using the shipyards for construction and maintenance.

In December, Kathimerini reported that the Defense Ministry had written to Abu Dhabi Mar, the company that owns Skaramanga Shipyards, to say that the government is prepared to release up to 7 million euros in funding for the maintenance of Hellenic Navy submarines as long as the firm guarantees that this money will be used for the payment of employees and other costs relating to the shipyard.