Municipality takes action for the old courthouse in Komotini

Western Thrace
Fri, 23 Sep 2022 11:12 GMT
The Municipality of Komotini took action for the historical building that was used as the government office and courthouse in the city during the Ottoman period.
Municipality takes action for the old courthouse in Komotini

The Municipality of Komotini has issued a joint statement to save the historical building in Komotini, which operated as a government mansion in the Ottoman period and later served as a courthouse.

After the meeting, which took place on the evening of Wednesday, September 21, the Komotini Municipality Council issued a statement declaring that the historical building is in danger of extinction and that they are ready to work to save it.

In the statement released unanimously by the city council, which convened upon the call of the Mayor of Komotini Municipality Council Stoyannidu, it was emphasized that the building, which was used as a courthouse for years, is extremely important for the history of the region and should be saved.
Noting the importance of saving the building, which was stated to have been severely damaged due to being abandoned for years, in terms of the culture and history of the region, "There is a danger of collapse if urgent measures are not taken for the restoration of the building." expressions were used.

In the statement, it was reminded that Komotini Municipality requested the Courthouse Buildings Financing Fund (ΤΑΧΔΙΚ) to transfer the building to the municipality for 30 years in 2020. In the statement, it was noted that no positive or negative response was received for more than two years.

In the statement, it was stated that the historical building could be included in the program and 95 percent of the restoration costs could be covered through this program, referring to the "ILEKTRA" program, which was put into effect by the government and enables the renewal of public buildings with the aim of energy saving.

Reminding that the applications for the "ILEKTRA" program will end on November 30, 2022, a call was made to either the Courthouses Financing Fund to apply to the program or to transfer the building to the Municipality of Komotini.

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