On Monday, president Nicos Anastasiades pledged new government-funded projects of around €35 million for the Famagusta district. Anastasiades noted that €32.2 million was spent for projects in the area from 2013 to 2016, while the 2017 budget included €23.3m.
Similar pledges were made in June for the Paphos district, for new projects worth €60m, and for Larnaca and Limassol in July at €70m each.
Among the new projects announced on Monday, Anastasiades pledged €3.2m for the refurbishment of the Paralimni high school and the extension of the Ayia Napa public primary school, as well as €300,000 for the maintenance and upgrading of the bicycle lanes from Ayia Napa to Cavo Greco. In Derynia, a kindergarten worth €400,000 will be built, a volleyball court worth €155,000, and €11m will be invested to upgrade the Derynia-Sotira road.
In addition, the president expressed his satisfaction with the progress of the Ayia Napa Marina, one of the largest investments that will substantially boost tourism regionally. He said that plans to develop marine tourism are supplemented by the Paralimni marina, the cost of which is estimated at €100m.