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Athens News Agency: News in English, 01-04-23

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From: The Athens News Agency at <>


  • [01] Strintzis Lines-Hellenic Shipyards
  • [02] Olympic Airways-Sale Tender-New Extension
  • [03] Foreign Exchange Rates-Tuesday
  • [04] Olympic Village-Tenders-Winners
  • [05] Weather Forecast-Tuesday
  • [06] Greece - Ukraine - official visit by Ukrainian PM

  • [01] Strintzis Lines-Hellenic Shipyards

    23/04/2001 19:58:23

    Strintzis Lines, a listed passenger shipper, announced on Monday that it had amended its contract with Hellenic (Skaramangas) Shipyards for the construction of two vessels.

    Under the contract's new terms, the Mykonos and Hios ferries that were due for delivery in the summer will be ready in March and May of 2002, Strintzis said in a statement.

    [02] Olympic Airways-Sale Tender-New Extension

    23/04/2001 19:12:49

    The government has extended until May 14 the deadline for bids in an international tender to privatise Olympic Airways, the national carrier, the transport and communications ministry said on Monday.

    The latest extension was sought by the four bidders in the tender to give them time to forge alliances before submitting binding offers by the deadline.

    The previous extension until April 30 was aimed at giving the bidders more time to study the airline's dossier and prepare their offers. The original deadline was on April 20.

    The national economy ministry recently awarded the valuation of Olympic Airways to international auditors Deloitte & Touche Finance.

    The valuation is due to be submitted on April 30.

    Deloitte & Touche Finance has acted in the past as a consultant to the European Union on the Greek airline, and is familiar with the company's structure, finances and operations.

    [03] Foreign Exchange Rates-Tuesday

    23/04/2001 18:56:31

    Tuesday's buying rates

    U.S. dollar 375.482

    German mark 172.829

    French franc 051.531

    Pound sterling 541.182

    Irish punt 429.202

    Belgian franc 008.379

    Luxembourg franc 008.379

    Dutch guilder 153.389

    Italian lira (100) 017.457

    Austrian schilling 024.565

    Danish kroner 45.289

    Swedish kroner 37.005

    Finnish mark 056.852

    Spanish peseta 002.032

    Portuguese escudo 001.686

    Japanese yen (100) 308.120

    Swiss franc 220.778

    Norwegian kroner 41.493

    Cyprus pound 584.166

    Canadian dollar 242.976

    Australian dollar 189.959

    [04] Olympic Village-Tenders-Winners

    23/04/2001 18:44:42

    Four consortiums of domestic engineering contractors on Monday were declared the provisional winners in a tender for construction of the Olympic Village in the 2004 Games to be hosted by Athens.

    The four were the lowest bidders in the tender, each offering a 6.4 percent discount on the budgeted price of four projects into which construction has been divided.

    The final winners are due to be announced by next week.

    The consortiums were named as follows:

  • Hellenic Technodomiki, Alte, Gekat

  • Avax, Vioter, Gek

  • Attikat, Sigalas, Proodeftiki

  • Mechaniki, Technical Olympic, Themeliodomi.

    Under the law, objections to the outcome of the tender may be raised within a week.

    The tender was called by Olympic Village SA,a subsidiary of the Organisation for Labour Housing, which aims to complete the process by May 2 when Jacques Rogge, deputy president of the International Olympics Committee, visits Athens to check on progress in preparation for the Games.

    [05] Weather Forecast-Tuesday

    23/04/2001 18:08:34

    Mostly sunny weather is forecast on Tuesday, with scattered cloud and possibly showers in parts of the north and west. Winds west-northwesterly, moderate to strong, turning very strong at sea. Temperatures in the north will range from 4C to 19C; on the rest of the mainland and the Ionian from 8C to 21C; and in the Aegean islands from 10C to 20C. Sunshine in Athens, with temperatures between 10C and 20C. Scattered cloud in Thessaloniki with temperatures from 8C to 18C.

    [06] Greece - Ukraine - official visit by Ukrainian PM

    23/04/2001 16:39:08

    Ukrainian Prime Minister Viktor Yushchenko is to begin an official visit to Athens on Tuesday, during which he will meet with Prime Minister Costas Simitis for talks at 12:30 p.m.

    An hour later the two men will hold a joint press conference, to be followed by an official dinner.

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