Mayor Constantinos Yiorkadjis and representatives from C. Roushas Trading and Development Ltd signed contracts earlier this week for Phase 2.2 of a redevelopment project along the Nicosia walls with a budget of just over €1.2 million, the municipality said on Friday.
A press release said that the new works will be part of the sustainable urban development project for central Nicosia, aiming to transform the perimeter of the Venetian walls and the moat into a “green” promenade that will show off “the most important, internationally recognised monument and reference point for the capital”.
Works will run along Stasinou avenue, starting from the junction with Eleftheria square and Evagorou avenue and ending at the ‘Kolokasi’ opening, at the junction with Archbishop Makarios II bridge that leads into the old city.
Phase 2.2 will focus on the area between Eleftheria square and Doros Loizou square, just before the Costanza municipal parking.
“The works are expected to improve accessibility to the monument, making the surrounding space more attractive and visitor-friendly,” the municipality said.
On street level, the pavement will be rebuilt to accommodate the new green path, while the park by Doros Loizou square will be redesigned, with improved facilities and a small information point.
At the same time, the moat will get a bicycle path and a designated covered parking area for bicycles, while the space will get a facelift with some landscaping work, new green space and new lighting.
The project also includes the construction of supports on the slopes between the two levels.
The budget for the execution and five-year maintenance of Phase 2.2 of the project comes to €1,233,540 plus VAT, and works are expected to last 12 months.
The revamp is eligible for co-financing from the European structural and investment funds.