Peyia Municipality has launched tenders to asphalt the community’s streets at a cost of some €1m – more than three times the amount spent for the same reason last year, mayor Marinos Lambrou told the Cyprus News Agency on Thursday.
He said that the road network was a priority for the municipality which wanted to facilitate residents as well as visitors while safeguarding road safety.
The asphalting will not include Michalakis Kyprianou Street where separate road works are planned and for which tenders will soon be launched, the mayor added.
Last year the municipality allocated €300,000 for improving the surface of the road network and the year before that it spent €180,000. This year’s considerably higher amount will be used to asphalt 25 streets.
The mayor said he was happy with tourism, with the area attracting a large number of visitors both local and foreign for the three weeks of August. Local businesses and villas were doing well, and six of the seven hotels are open for business. Most foreign guests are from Poland, Germany and Hungary, he said as he expressed the hope that tourism will continue into September.
Peyia has three main beaches – Coral Bay, the beach in front of the Coralia Hotel and Kathizi beach. The municipality manages the large beach at Coral Bay with its own personnel and two pavilions.