ΘΑλΕΙΑ 2021-2027

Inauguration Ceremony of the Project “Square Restoration and Surface Beautification in Zouhouri” in the Municipality of Larnaca

January 27, 2023

On Friday, January 27, 2023, in the presence of the President of the House of Representatives, State and Parliament Officials, Political Parties Representatives, Mayors and Members of the Municipal Council, Authorities, Councils and other attendees, the President of the Republic of Cyprus Mr. Nicos Anastasiades inaugurated three co-funded projects in the city of Larnaca: 

  • Square Restoration and Surface Beautification in Zouhouri
  • Construction of the New Municipal Market of Larnaca and
  • Roads Reconstruction and Facilitation of disabled people at the Downtown of Larnaca

The projects were co-funded by the EU with the total cost amounting to €13.2 mil. (€3.2 mil., €6.7 mil. and €3.3 mil. respectively).

The ceremony was greeted by the President of the Republic of Cyprus and the Mayor of Larnaca, while the consecration was done by the Metropolitan Bishop Nektarios.

The President of the Republic of Cyprus, during his speech, stated that:

“Along with the close cooperation with the Municipality , the Parliament and City Officials, the rebirth of Larnaca city has been achieved and I feel really proud of our synergies so that we can rejoice in reborn Cities and Municipalities across Cyprus.

The majority of projects that I have just mentioned, with a crucial economic, social, and cultural sign, give the right to every citizen of Larnaca to feel proud of his/her city.

As proud we are entitled to feel for every city.”

The Mayor of Larnaca Mr. Andreas Vyras during his speech stated that:

“Larnaca is changing. It becomes a contemporary and sustainable growth city, close to humans, safe and operational to its citizens, welcoming both local and foreign visitors, and more attractive to the business investors. We proved that we have the experience and knowledge to claim projects which are co-funded by the European Funds and we can implement them by absorbing all the available funds.

At the same time, the Mayor thanked the President of the Republic of Cyprus, all the involved Ministers, Parliament and State Officials, the Parliamentary Parties, Members of Larnaca City and District Development Committee, as well as the Service Officers of the Municipality of Larnaca.

Special thanks expreesed by the Mayor to the European Regional Development Fund, the Directorate General Growth, the European Funds Unit of the Ministry of Interior, as well as to the Treasury of the Republic, thus without their crucial contribution, the completion of the projects would not be possible.

Square Restoration and Surface Beautification in Zouhouri

The project concerns the construction of new paving stones, the creation of green areas, resting areas and place for small-scale events, facilities for disabled people, maintenance and restoration of the indoor sides of the building, restoration and upgrading of the guest house and restoration of the ground floor building as an administration and information office.

The purpose of the project is the functional and aesthetic improvement of the place, the highlighting of its historical and traditional character and its functional connection with the surrounding area.

The Project, with a total budget of €3.2 mil., was co-funded by the European Regional Development Fund ,in the framework of the Cohesion Policy Programme “THALIA 2021-2027”.

Construction of the New Municipal Market of Larnaca

The project concerns the construction of the New Municipal Market in the urban centre of Larnaca, as well as a landscaped open space that will operate as a public outdoor market.

The development consists, on the ground floor, of the Municipal Market, in which 20 shops selling traditional products and perishables are accommodated, a space specifically designed for the organisation of the traditional public outdoor market and an Information Centre.  On the floor, there are also 4 recreational spaces as well as an exhibition hall. At the roof, sitting areas and a green space (roof garden) has been created. In addition, there is a multilevel parking garage, which is divided into 3 levels and it includes 73 parking spaces of which 9 are for disabled people.

The project, with a total budget of €6.7 mil., was co-funded by the European Regional Development Fund, in the framework of the Operational Programme “Competitiveness and Sustainable Development 2014-2020.”

Roads Reconstruction and Facilitation of disabled people at the Downtown of Larnaca

The project concerns the reconstruction of roads and pedestrians in the Urban Centre of Larnaca, in the framework of the integrated Sustainable Urban Development of Larnaca, in order to establish accessibility for disabled people, and it includes the area surrounding the great mosque near the Medival Castle, the Kleanthi, Kalogera and Mavroidi streets, Agios Lazaros and Armenian Church streets, Kordiktonos and Vasileos Evagorou streets and part of the Ermou street.

The project, with a total budget of €3.3 mil., was co-funded by the European Regional Development Fund ,in the framework of the Operational Programme “Competitiveness and Sustainable Development 2014-2020”.

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