Kos port to re­open af­ter quake re­pair

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The main port on Kos, which was se­ri­ously dam­aged by a 6.6-mag­ni­tude earth­quake last month that struck the is­land, killing two peo­ple, is to be­come fully op­er­a­tional again to­day fol­low­ing the com­ple­tion of a first phase of re­pairs.

Trans­port Min­is­ter Chris­tos Spirtzis vis­ited the Dode­canese is­land yes­ter­day to in­spect the re­pairs ahead of the re­sump­tion of op­er­a­tions at the port from to­mor­row when fer­ries will be able to dock again.

The Fi­nance Min­istry ap­proved the re­lease of 400,000 eu­ros for the ini­tial re­pairs to the port im­me­di­ately af­ter the quake at the end of last month. More ex­ten­sive re­pairs are to be car­ried out in the fall, Spirtzis said.

The is­land has been rat­tled by numer­ous af­ter­shocks since the 6.6-level tem­blor struck on July 21, killing two tourists and in­jur­ing sev­eral oth­ers, as well as caus­ing wide­spread dam­age.

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