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Cape Greco antennas to be demolished soon, mayor says  

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The antennas located in the Cape Greco area will be demolished soon, Mayor of Ayia Napa Christos Zannetou said on Thursday.

“After the closure of the radio stations in the area of ​​Cape Greco and as per the contract which existed with the Cyprus government regarding the concession of the space, it will be given back to the forestry department to whom it belongs,” the mayor said.

“The demolition of the antennas will take place in the near future, the company that has undertaken the demolition has prepared an environmental study and the municipality of Ayia Napa, taking into account all the data, will proceed with the issuance of the demolition permit.”

Two radio stations were located there since the 1970, an American and a French one.

“With the closure of their operation, the way was opened for the demolition, solving a long-standing problem faced by the residents of the area, both with the visual pollution and with the consequences on public health.”

According to Zannetou, “the electromagnetic field which existed because of the antennas was so large that the decision to shut down the station and remove the antennas is positive, both for the people of Ayia Napa and for the whole Cyprus.”

He explained the municipality was evaluating suggestions for the development of the area in consultation with the forestry department.

The area, at the easternmost point of the island, is comprised of 385 hectares and is part of the Natura 2000 area and one of the four lighthouses built in Cyprus in the 19th century is located there, Zannetou added.

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