President announces infrastructure projects worth €95 m. for Famagusta district

President announces infrastructure projects worth €95 m. for Famagusta district

President Nicos Anastasiades announced on Thursday infrastructure projects worth around €95 million for the government-controlled area of Famagusta, during a meeting at Paralimni town hall, attended by competent ministers, mayors, and local government representatives.

The projects include utility works related to water supply in the area (worth €17 million) and solid waste management (worth €6.5 million). Moreover they include road works and the construction of new police HQ in Paralimni, at an estimated cost of €4,3 million. Efforts are also being made to secure funds for the construction of a new Famagusta District Court worth €6 million.

Ayia Napa will see a revamp of its beachfront worth €6,5 million, work to improve the bicycle paths on Nissi Avenue worth €300 thousand, and restoration of the medieval monastery, work for the improvement of access to Ayia Napa`s centre and the construction of a multifunctional park at a total cost of €3.5 million.

Dherynia will get a new home for the elderly worth €900 thousand and improvement of the road network in the area worth €500 thousand.

Anastasiades also announced projects for the communities of Sotira, Avgorou and Liopetri, all on the eastern part of the island.

He stressed that “the amount of €94.95 million to be allocated for the government-controlled area of Famagusta reflects the interest of the government to give a new impetus to the development of the area.”

He noted that despite the economic difficulties which Cyprus faces, projects worth €25.4 million were completed in the government -controlled area of Famagusta since his government assumed office in 2013. He added that currently projects worth €55 million are under construction.

CNA/FZ/MK/MM/2015
ENDS, CYPRUS NEWSA AGENCY