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Deal reached to move Larnaca fuel installations

THE INTERIOR minister and the Larnaca municipality agreed on Thursday that gas and fuel installations on the town’s coast would be moved but no timeframes have been set.

“We all agree on the matter of the terminals and the gas,” Hasikos said after the meeting. “What remains is the time, the timeframe in which the (fuel) companies must abandon the area.”

The plan is to move the installations to Vassilikos.

The minister said the companies will not be receiving any form of compensation.

Hasikos will meet the companies early next month.

“I believe we will progress and very soon we will also have the area where these companies will be located in the broader vicinity of the energy centre at Vassilikos,” Hasikos said.

The minister had pledged that fuel and gas terminals on the Larnaca coast would be moved within three years.

In July, the Larnaca municipality secured a court order for the removal of the installations within 18 months.

The order comes into effect the day it is signed by the interior minister who can change the timeframe provided he justified his action.

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