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PRESS Announcement  - UNDP/PFF - 202/11



On Friday July 8, 2011, at 7pm, the European Union and UNDP-Partnership for the Future will celebrate the completion of the project for the restoration and rehabilitation of the village of Louroukina(Lurucına)/Akıncılar .

Funded by the European Union under the “Aid Programme for the Turkish Cypriot community”, the recently completed project provided an opportunity for the revitalization of the village, and the preservation of its unique urban pattern.

“Compared to other villages in the northern part of Cyprus, this village had a uniquely preserved urban and architectural heritage. Thus, the most significant challenge for us was how to preserve this distinctive character, while at the same time allowing for modernization and urban upgrading in the village” – says Tiziana Zennaro, UNDP-PFF.

By creating high-quality public spaces and renovating several buildings’ facades overlooking the main streets of the village, the project, that cost around 185,000 Euros, aimed to return the village to its economic activities while raising awareness on the importance of conducting sustainable restoration by combining original materials with modern techniques.

A street gallery exhibition, featuring pictures of the village before and after the restoration, will be inaugurated during the ceremony guiding visitors through an historical and architectural sightseeing of the village.

For more information contact UNDP Partnership for the Future at the e-mail below.

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Nicosia, 8 July 2011

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