AN upgrading project dating back 25 years finally came to fruition on Tuesday when officials signed a contract to construct a bypass road in Neo Chorio village in Paphos.
A spokesman for the local community board said that Andreas Christodoulou, the community leader, had signed the papers with Mary Lambrou, the Paphos District Officer, flowing the intervention of Minister of the Interior, Socrates Hasikos, to speed things up.
Shortly after signing the contracts, Christodoulou left for Crete.
The project was held up by a raft of problems during the last two decades, including expropriation of land and design issues.
According to the district office, the problems have been resolved and the tender awarded. The budget for the new road- which is around 1km in length, comes to around €827,553 plus VAT.
The community board spokesman said: “I believe the work will get underway in the next week or so.”
The project will take around a year to complete.
The new road which will run up towards the village, will greatly help the community, as it will aid the movement of large vehicles and encourage development.
Following the contract signing, Christodoulou expressed his satisfaction and thanked the minister of the interior and the Paphos district officer for their contribution which ended 25 years of waiting for the project to come to fruition.