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9 June 2015
Cyprus President Anastasiades announces ambitious plans for Paphos
President Nicos Anastasiades on Monday 8th June 2015 and announced ambitious re-development plans estimated at over €60 million for the coastal town of Paphos , which is gearing up to be unveiled as the 2017 Culture Capital of Europe.
Accompanied by four cabinet members, the President held talks with Paphos community and municipal leaders before announcing the plans which include renovation of the traditional commercial town centre at the cost of over €6 million. The project is set to kick start in November 2015.
Also on the cards is the connection of the three squares around the town municipality – that of October 28, Costis Palamas and Dionysos Solomou. This project is to begin in December 2015 or within the first three months 2016.
The restoration of the municipal market for €2.5m and the upgrading and enhancement of Markideion Theatre for €3.6m are also on the list of plans. .
The government will address the reasent delays at Paphos airport that have resulted from staff shortages.
The President was accompanied to his visit to PAPHOS by Finance Minister Harris Georgiades, Interior Socrates Hasikos, Minister of Transport, Communications and Works Marios Demetriades, Agriculture Minister, Nicos Kouyialis.