The UNDP Partnership for the Future Programme,under the EU-funded “Aid Programme for the Turkish Cypriot community”, is pleased to announce that the first phase of activities for the infrastructure – urban upgrading in Hisarkoy/ Kampyli has been completed.
The project just completed focuses on the modernization of the water system of the village, ensuring improved living conditions for its residents.
The works included the replacement of 4.5 Km of 50 year-old galvanized water pipes as well as house connections. Furthermore, the project included the creation of 3 water zones, installation of control valves, a bulk meter at the reservoir and two fire hydrants. As a result, the 200 residents can now have constant water supply at uniform pressure and without any loss or leakage.
“Hisarkoy/Kampyli is one of the first villages to benefit from EU funds made available for the upgrading of the local infrastructure of selected villages. It is envisaged that a second phase for the urban upgrading of the square will follow, with both phases wholly funded by the EU and costing approximately 175,000 Euro”, says UNDP-PFF Programme Manager Tiziana Zennaro. Mr. Ali Şemi, the representative of the residents of the village, said that this is the first time the village is the recipient of EU support adding that the completed project substantially improves the water system of the village. Mr. Şemi thanked the EU and UNDP-PFF for executing this project which directly benefits all the residents of the village.
On 16 October 2008 a ceremony taking place in the village will mark the completion of this phase of the project.
Nicosia 16 October 2008