A number of pending construction projects in the Yermasoyia area have been made a high priority by the government and will commence as soon as funds are available, Minister of Communications Tassos Mitsopoulos said yesterday.
Speaking to the media following a meeting with the Yermasoyia Municipal Council, Mitsopoulos said the government is pushing works in the area including the construction of five wave breakers, the renovation of the Profit Ilias archaeological site and the creation of new road leading to the Ayios Athanasios industrial area.
"We are examining the most suitable projects that can be included in the budget as soon as the current conditions allow."
The minister confirmed that intensive efforts are underway to secure funds from the European Union 2014 - 2020 budget for the construction of five wave breakers to prevent further erosion of the Yermasoyia coast.
Commenting on the construction of the new Ayios Athanasios road, Mitsopoulos said it would significantly help traffic congestion in the area.
"We are doing everything humanly possible to launch this project as soon as possible and estimate that it will be completed over a three years period."
Mitsopoulos added that the renovation of the archaeological site will be included in a Territorial Cooperation Programme programme between Cyprus and Greece and will most likely be funded by the EU in 2015.
Yermasoyia Mayor Andreas Gavrielides thanked the minister for his interest and invited him to attend the opening of Yermasoyia's new roundabout in May.
"There are many possibilities for construction in Yermasoyia that will boost tourism as long as the government shows interest."