Improvement works worth €70,000 are underway in Lefkara and are due to be completed in the next few months, the mayor said on Monday.

Mayor Sophocles Sophocleous told the Cyprus News Agency that the works will include restructuring of the central village square, which will involve landscaping and a drainage system.

The project will be handed over in three months and will be mindful of preserving Lefkara’s traditional architectural character, the mayor said.

The budget will also cover the refurbishment of the long-abandoned Agora hotel. “We hope that in the next six or seven months we’ll have a new hotel that will enrich our municipality’s agrotourism offerings,” he added.

He also said the municipality is in touch with the deputy ministry of tourism to negotiate the potential use of Lefkara’s new conference centre by government bodies, as well as foreign businesses for events.

“We are confident that our conference centre can offer quality services while also showcasing everything Lefkara and Cyprus have to offer,” he said.

The project has been funded by the ministry of interior.