This motorway is considered a required public utility and a priority investment for the trans-European transport network. That is why its development was supported both by the European Commission and the European Investment Bank.
The project, located in southwest Greece, is vital for the country. In this region, where the average income is less than 75% of the average income in Europe, this project reflects a willingness to develop the area’s economy. Investment in these areas is essential, especially in transport and other vital economic infrastructure.