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Kritou Terra environment centre expands operations

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The community council of Kathikas, located in the Paphos district, and Terra Cypria, The Cyprus Conservation Foundation, have signed a cooperation agreement for the use of the Regional Multipurpose Cultural Centre of Akamas.

A statement released by Terra Cypria on Monday said the cooperation between the two parties aims to strengthen the Akamas communities by increasing the number of visitors in the area and particularly to the multipurpose centre.

The cooperation will also involve the promotion of the Cyprus Environmental Studies Centre, which is located in the village of Kritou Tera, near Kathikas, and was established back in 1995.

The aim of the joint agreement aims, among others, is to implement various conservation projects spearheaded by Terra Cypria, to organise seminars and lectures for the public, as well as summer schools and educational workshops for children.

“Our cooperation with Terra Cyrpia and the activities that will take place in the area will certainly contribute to the further development of tourism both in our community and in the other communities of Akamas,” Menelaos Turvas, the community leader of Kathikas said.

“Thanks to the cooperation between the community of Kathika and our organisation, we are looking to promote environmental awareness in our society,” said Lefkios Sergides, the executive director of Terra Cypria.

“At the same time, we are aiming to bring as many visitors to the area’s villages thus also supporting local businesses,” Sergides concluded.

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