The fully restored church of the Virgin Mary (Panayia) in Trachoni village in the occupied Kythrea region will be marked with a special ceremony next Wednesday.
The project is one of the first completed projects of the bicommunal Technical Committee on Cultural Heritage that was established in April 2008 to protect the rich cultural heritage of Cyprus. The restoration project was completed this year by the UN Development Programme (UNDP)-Partnership for the Future (UNDP-PFF) in cooperation with the Technical Committee on Cultural Heritage.
It was funded as part of €2 million in EU funds for emergency measures to restore sites of cultural importance.
The Greek Cypriot member of the Technical Committee on Cultural Heritage Takis Hadjidemetriou on Wednesday told The Cyprus Daily the project has been fully restored. A special ceremony will take place at 10.30am next week and it will be open to the public.
Hadjidemetriou, Turkish Cypriot member of the Technical Committee on Cultural Heritage Ali Hunzai will attend along with UNDP and EU representatives.