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Speech by the Minister of National Defence Panos Kammenos during the Signing of a Protocol on Cooperation between the MoD and the Municipality of Pangeo for the Exploitation of Armed Forces Real Estate in the Municipality of Pangeo

Speech by the Minister of National Defence Panos Kammenos during the Signing of a Protocol on Cooperation between the MoD and the Municipality of Pangeo for the Exploitation of Armed Forces Real Estate in the Municipality of Pangeo
Speech by the Minister of National Defence Panos Kammenos during the Signing of a Protocol on Cooperation between the MoD and the Municipality of Pangeo for the Exploitation of Armed Forces Real Estate in the Municipality of Pangeo
Speech by the Minister of National Defence Panos Kammenos during the Signing of a Protocol on Cooperation between the MoD and the Municipality of Pangeo for the Exploitation of Armed Forces Real Estate in the Municipality of Pangeo
Speech by the Minister of National Defence Panos Kammenos during the Signing of a Protocol on Cooperation between the MoD and the Municipality of Pangeo for the Exploitation of Armed Forces Real Estate in the Municipality of Pangeo
Speech by the Minister of National Defence Panos Kammenos during the Signing of a Protocol on Cooperation between the MoD and the Municipality of Pangeo for the Exploitation of Armed Forces Real Estate in the Municipality of Pangeo
Speech by the Minister of National Defence Panos Kammenos during the Signing of a Protocol on Cooperation between the MoD and the Municipality of Pangeo for the Exploitation of Armed Forces Real Estate in the Municipality of Pangeo

 
"We are here with the Commanding General of C Army Corps and the head of the property management service of the National Defence Funds, because it should be made clear that this is not property of the Ministry of National Defence, i.e. public property. This is why we collect rent. It is property of the servicemen's Funds and comes from their work. The returns, the money collected as rent, is used to the benefit of the personnel.

First, I would like to thank the MPs who are here today, with whom we have an excellent cooperation on all options for potential synergies concerning the property of the Armed Forces personnel Funds in order not to have decommissioned camps which do not offer anything to the local community or the Funds.

I am very glad for this cooperation which we start today. The Officers' Club is the first step. I believe it will be a gem, a centre of culture in a beautiful area in the heart of the city.

Of course, we will also examine with you, the MPs, all options to be able to find more spaces to be used as sports fields or to support tourism, because it is very important to help extend the tourist period in this beautiful place and, at the same time, bring money to the Armed Forces Funds.

We would like to inform you that our first priority is to use this money to construct military housing for the Armed Forces personnel, for our Officers, NCOs, and Professional Soldiers, who will be able, upon their reassignment, to find housing without having to spend up to 80% of their salary, particularly the NCOs.

So this money coming into the Funds is turned into homes for our personnel. There are also many other cooperation options with regard to the mountains; for example we can help with our Design and Construction Unit to create paths on Mount Pangeo, which will attract hiking tourism. There are many people who come and can not approach the mountains of Pangeo. And, of course, we can help maintain the existing paths and create fire breaks.

May we always have cooperations resulting in agreements like this one today".