Work on the walls and basin of the Corinth Canal will begin in January 2022, Deputy Environment & Energy Minister Nikos Tagaras said last Thursday.
The canal was shut down in January 2021 and remains closed to sea traffic ever since after the last of a series of landslides made the channel impassable.
Tagaras said an exception was granted to the process for environmental impact reports because of the urgency of the issue including “restoration and repair of damage from the landslide of approximately 15,000 to 20,000 cubic meters of material” on the Peloponnese side.
The canal separates the mainland from the Peloponnese and is used by cruiseships.
Overland, the Corinth Canal connects the two sides with a road and a railway line.