The first phase of the restoration work at the Apostolos Andreas monastery in the north is underway Greek Cypriot head of the Technical Committee on Cultural Heritage Takis Hadjidemetriou has said.
During a meeting of the committee, it was decided that when the substantial work of the project is underway, a visit will take place where the contractors will explain to the media how the project is progressing.
He said the icons had been moved from the church this month instead of July. The icons will be kept at a temporary hall which can be turned into a chapel for pilgrims.
The restoration of the monuments is being undertaken in cooperation with the UNDP-PFF (Participation for Future) and is financed by the EU. (CNA)