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PRESS Announcement - UNDP/PFF-211-12
The European Commission and the United Nations Development Programme - Partnership for the Future (UNDP-PFF) are very pleased to announce the completion of two infrastructure and urban upgrading projects benefiting the communities of Louroukina (Lurucina) / Akincilar, Nicosia and Kyrenia, in the northern part of Cyprus. The projects are financed by the European Union under the Aid Programme for the Turkish Cypriot community and implemented by the UNDP Partnership for the Future.

Saving lives, improving road safety
Pedestrian crossings, improvement of sidewalks, clear road signs and speed limits, creation of regulated right turns & side parking and installation of three traffic signalisation system, two of which are for pedestrian use only, installation of twenty three traffic signs and road markings. These are some of the road safety measures funded by the EU and carried out by UNDP-PFF in 3 “black spots” locations in Nicosia and Kyrenia. The overall action costs 139,000 Euro. ‘Blackspot’ is a term used in road safety management to denote a place where fatal road traffic accidents are concentrated. The ones addressed by this project were identified in consultation with the local authorities and with the support of international consultants based on the number of accidents and fatalities which occurred.

More public spaces for the community of Louroukina (Lurucina) / Akincilar
Thanks to EU funds UNDP-PFF has recently completed some additional urban upgrading works in the village of Louroukina (Lurucina) / Akincilar. The new works focused on upgrading the sport field of the village and the school perimeter, as well as on the improvement of the village coffee shop.
The works for the upgrading of the main square of the village is one of several projects funded by the EU and implemented by UNDP-PFF in small villages and towns in the northern part of Cyprus.
By creating new public spaces and renovating several buildings’ facades overlooking the main streets of the village 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. The overall project (phase one and two) costs around 305,000 Euros.

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