mayortelavivThe Regional Governor of Attica, Rena Dourou, has met today with the Mayor of Tel Aviv, Ron Huldai, in the Town Hall, in the context of the Attica Region’s participation in the DLD Innovation Festival. Referring to Shimon Peres’ death, the Regional Governor mentioned the words the former President of Israel had said during his meeting with the leader of the opposition, at the time, and current Greek Prime Minister, Alexis Tsipras, when he visited Athens in the summer of 2012: ‘‘it is better to be criticised for the right reasons than to be popular for the wrong reasons’’.
The Regional Governor of Attica discussed with the Mayor of Tel Aviv the issue of innovative entrepreneurship development, putting an emphasis on the terms and conditions required for the creation of an environment favourable to initiatives that can assist startups and collaborative ventures. At the same time, they talked about the issue of waste management on the basis of the principles reflected in the structure and operation of the Hiriya Recycling Park, which was visited by the Regional Governor of Attica on Tuesday 27th of September.
Click here for a video of the meeting: https://youtu.be/_A1ukPsichs 
Earlier, the Regional Governor had met with the Director of the Mesila - Aid and Information Centre for Migrant Workers and Refugees, Miri Elkayam.
Yesterday, Ms Dourou, visited the Hiriya Recycling Park in Tel Aviv. The Regional Governor was given a tour of the Park and its facilities, while the Deputy Mayor of Tel Aviv and Head of the site, Doron Sapir, and the chief engineer, Gali Feldboy – Klinger, informed her about the operation of the Park.
The Hiriya Park, a restored landfill (which had been in operation since 1952 and closed in 1998), is now a multiplex model park for ecological education and recy-cling, and has facilities for the production of RDF and biogas in order to supply energy to plants and households alike. “Educating children about the importance of recycling is essential. However, they need to learn to consume less in order to reduce the amount of waste”, explained Doron Sapir, stressing that the issue of the residual waste is still a concern.
“The example of the Hiriya Park shows that we can change the current situation in Fili landfill, if we take a consistent, systematic and serious approach to our work. Today’s visit to the Hiriya Park has been done in the context of exchanging information and best practices, which is necessary for the implementation of the new ecological and sustainable waste management model we promote’’, said the Regional Governor of Attica, Rena Dourou.

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