Labour minister Zeta Emilianidou will visit the newly completed multi-purpose social welfare centre of Paphos municipality on Thursday.

“During the visit to Paphos, the minister will meet Paphos mayor Phedonas Phedonos and visit the new social welfare centre of the municipality and also a listed building on Athinas Street, which is owned by the social welfare,” said an announcement from the municipality.

The minister will meet the mayor at the town hall at 10 am and then at 10.30 am, the multipurpose centre, followed by the listed building in Athinas Street at 11a,.

“This is the first visit of the minister to the centre which started its operation on March 15. It has modern equipment and programmes that fully meet European standards.”

The centre cost a total of € 3.8 million, and was co-financed by the European Social Fund and is the first of its kind project implemented in the municipality of Paphos, with the aim of housing and merging social care units and social programmes according to the needs of the local community, and in particular, young families and working women.

The nursery department and the preschool/kindergarten department are already operational, while the afternoon hours will be operational soon.

From the end of the school year until it resumes, there will also be a summer programme for primary school children.