July 22, 2006
The aquarium Thalassokosmos (Sea world) was inaugurated in Iraklio, Crete on Saturday by Development Minister Dimitris Sioufas, Merchant Marine Minister Manolis Kefaloyiannis and Deputy Development Minister Yiannis Papathanassiou. Sioufas described the Cretan aquarium as a work which advertises research, promotes education and projects culture.
He added that it was a work which is a motivating lever for elevating the region.
In statements after the inauguration, the development minister stressed that the Cretan aquarium consitutes an acquisition for science, research, Crete and the whole of Greece, and this makes us feel proud.
Sioufas added that the entire complex constitutes, as of today, a valuable tool for the special scientists who study the sea life of the eastern Mediterranean.
by Athens News Agency
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