WWII bombs found at Thessaloniki airport to be destroyed by army

The government has set aside half a million euros for the controlled destruction of explosives in the area of Thessaloniki’s Makedonia International Airport, where a renovation project has stalled following the discovery of two bombs dating from World War II.

The project has been assigned to the army’s land mine clearance unit, which is to dispose of the two bombs, and any other explosives discovered in the area, as soon as possible to allow the speedy resumption of the overhaul project, which was suspended in March.

Further delays could jeopardize the completion of the renovation, which is being financed with European Union subsidies that must be absorbed by 2015.

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