The community council of Kissonerga has urged the department of public works to speed up the construction of a breakwater in Potima Bay to protect it from erosion.
Speaking on Monday, Kissonerga’s community leader George Stylianou quoted a study carried out by the public works department which found that the western Paphos coastal front is facing a serious erosion problem, as the shoreline has decreased by more than 50 metres over the last 20 years.
According to Stylianou, the study proposes the placement of 10 breakwaters along Potima Bay to tackle the issue.
“Unfortunately, the construction of the breakwaters and the protection of the coastline was postponed by the ongoing project to build a combined marina and cruise ship docking facility in Potima Bay,” he said.
“Our community believes that the construction of the breakwaters should take place as a separate project and not together with the marina, as it is clear that the latter will not be completed anytime soon,” Stylianou added.