Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras will inaugurate on Tuesday two new desalination units on the island of Kastellorizo that will produce 400 cubic meters of water per day, a quantity that will exceed the daily needs of the island's inhabitants.

"Kastellorizo will become an autonomous island and will not depend on water transportation by boat, especially during the summer months," Deputy Minister of Shipping and Island Policy Nektarios Santorinios told the Athens-Macedonian News Agency (ANA).

"This developmental initiative enables the island of Kastellorizo to envision its development on a solid basis," he added.