The decree will need to be reviewed by the Council of State “within 2017, exactly as foreseen in our original plan,” Tsipras said in a tweet announcing the signing.
“Today we won a first great bet of speed and efficacy,” Tsipras also said in his message on Twitter.
“We have overcome difficult obstacles and are moving on. Works will begin by summer and by the end of 2018, they will be in full development.
An emblematic investment begins, and it will not be the only one,” he added.
Minister of State Alekos Flabouraris, said the degree was the most significant step towards implementing the investment at Hellinikon, and added “the issue is now with the Council of State”.
The ministers signing the decree included, Environment and Energy Minister, George Stathakis; Culture and Sports Minister, Lydia Koniordou; Alternate Minister of Environment and Energy, Socrates Famellos, and Deputy Finance Minister, Katerina Papanatsiou.