Cyprus Mail

Uni of Cyprus department planned for Larnaca put on hold

Education Minister Prodromos Prodromou said on Tuesday the government had decided to suspend planning for a department of the University of Cyprus in Larnaca, due to the coronavirus pandemic.

He said due to the support the government provided to workers and other people during the pandemic, the state informed the Larnaca mayor and other stakeholders planning for the project that it will not move forward next year.

“Therefore, the planning is suspended and the understanding reached by the cabinet is that the issue will be examined financially next year,” he said.

Prodromou added the discussion will continue about the project, and the ministry remain in contact with the University of Cyprus about the creation of the marine sciences school.

In addition, he said the ministry has before it the planning of the University of Cyprus with expenses worth €120 million plus the staffing needs, and it is on the basis of this proposal that the issue should be examined over the coming years.

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