Posted April 01, 2018 12:08:00 In its latest round of investments, the Greek government has agreed to purchase 50,000 Greek villa paints from the Netherlands and to buy 200,000 from Germany.
The investment will also support the expansion of the Greek pavilion in Berlin, a Greek tourism agency said Wednesday.
The two countries also agreed to buy 500,000 of each.
“This is an important step in the construction of the pavilion,” said Alexandros Vourakis, the head of the ministry of economic development.
Greece’s foreign ministry said the investment will contribute to boosting tourism and helping to secure jobs for Greek workers.
The project, the first of its kind in Europe, will be completed in 2019.
It will include a 1,500-room pavilion with a reception area for Greek tourists, a museum and a restaurant.
The new villas will be made of durable and sustainable materials.
The French and German governments will also contribute €1.2 billion, the German news agency dpa reported.
The Greek pavilions will be the largest in Europe.
The German pavilion will include 500 rooms and the French pavilion is expected to have a capacity of 1,200.