Ayia Napa Municipality has secured the green light for 17 projects worth €50.5 m that are underway and will be completed by 2022, the tourism resort’s mayor Yiannis Karousos told Phileleftheros newspaper.
These aim to upgrade the quality of life of residents, while improving facilities for visitors, helping Ayia Napa raise its profile as it prepares to bid for Cultural Capital of Europe.
The projects include:
- €1.5m to restore Ayia Napa’s mediaeval monastery. The complex will be used for cultural and educational events. The project is underway.
- Revamping the road network and making the urban centre of Ayia Napa an accessible and eco-friendly. Tenders for the €2.5m project are expected to be announced soon so that work can start this year. The next phase of the project, that will cost €8.5m, will start in 2021.
- An urban, multi-use park in the Kataspyla area which will begin in 2021 at a cost of €2m.
- An open air amphitheatre at a cost of €3.5m. Construction will start in 2019.
- A new municipal stadium at a cost of €3.5m. Construction will begin in 2021.
- Extension of the Thalassa Municipal Museum to include a research centre and a municipal library at a cost of €4m. Work will start in 2021 or 2022.
- A new municipal kindergarten at a cost of €1.6m. Work will start in 2020.
- The creation of an underwater art project in the technical reef area at a cost of €500,000. Work will start this year.
- €1m to upgrade the sculpture park, the Mediterranean plant park and the paleontological finds cave. The project will be carried out in 2020.
- Construction of a €2.5m complex in the Kokkines area that will offer services to people with autism and the aged . Work will start in 2021.
- Revamp of the western coastal front from the port to the marina. The first part of the project will begin in 2019 and cost €2m. Part two will cost €3m and start in 2022.
- Revamp of the eastern coastal front from the port to the Konnos area at a cost of €8m that will start in 2021.