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PRESS ANNOUNCEMENT - UNDP/PFF- 115/06


“Restoration of the Omeriye Baths”
Project awarded the 2005 EUROPEAN UNION PRIZE FOR CULTURAL HERITAGE / EUROPA NOSTRA

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is pleased to announce that the project “Restoration of the Omeriye Baths” implemented by its Programme Partnership for the Future, funded by the European Union, won the 2005 European Union and Europa Nostra first prize in the category “ Conservation of Architectural Heritage”.

The project was executed in collaboration with the Nicosia Master Plan.

The ceremony took place in the Palacio Real de El Pardo of Madrid on 27 June 2006 .
This prestigious event was organized under the auspices of H.M. Queen Sofнa of Spain and in the presence of the European Commissioner for Education, Training, Culture and Multilingualism, Mr Jбn Figel.

The ceremony was also attended by a representative from UNDP and by the Nicosia Mayor Mr. Michalakis Zambelas.

The 16th century Omeriye Baths are located in one of the most neglected areas of the walled city and their restoration enabled to retain the traditional use, contributed to the upgrading of the living environment of the area as well as preserving the multicultural character of this unique city.

The UNDP PFF Programme thanks the European Union for funding this project, the Mayor of Nicosia Mr. Zambelas, the Nicosia Municipality, the Nicosia Master Plan team, the Contractor and all the technical team who worked for this project and contributed to its success.

For more information please contact:

Tiziana Zennaro
Programme Manager
UNDP Partnership for the Future

62, Phaneromeni Street, P.O. Box 21642, 1590 Nicosia, Cyprus

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