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Development Barred, Evia’s Burned Forests Will be Recovered

After Prime Minster Kyriakos Mitsotakis became the first to prohibit building on burned land– which has been allowed for decades, seeing developers profit – the recovery of tens of thousands of acres of forests in the northern end of the island of Evia will be done by local forest cooperatives and resin farmers.

Environment Minister Kostas Skrekas told SKAI T  that the first phase of recovery will be to build defenses to protect burnt land from soil erosion and flooding in the fall will be assigned to local cooperatives by forestry services and not private contractors.

But some work will go to private companies, Skrekas explaining that a number of them wanted work to clear burnt trees and other debris that could pose a hazard. It wasn't said if they would be paid for the effort.

He said that any private companies involved in the recovery effort in any capacity will be hiring locally, while he also announced funding worth 25 million euros ($29.38 million) for northern Evia’s forest cooperatives.

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