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PRESS ANNOUNCEMENT - UNDP/PFF- 121/06



Award ceremony held in Nicosia for the Project awarded the 2005 EUROPEAN UNION PRIZE FOR CULTURAL HERITAGE / EUROPA NOSTRA
“Restoration of the Omeriye Baths”

An official ceremony for the award of the 2005 European Union and Europa Nostra first prize f or the Restoration of the Omeriye Baths took place in Nicosia on 22 November 2006 . The project, which was funded by the European Union and implemented by the UNDP/UNOPS Programme Partnership for the Future in collaboration with the Nicosia Master Plan, won the first prize in the category “ Conservation of Architectural Heritage”.

The ceremony was held inside the restored Omeriye Baths in the presence of foreign dignitaries, the Mayor of Nicosia , and officials from the European Union and UNDP.

The prize was handed out by Mr. Costas Carras, Vice-President of Europa Nostra. Greeting speeches were also made by the Mayor of Nicosia, Mr. Michalakis Zampelas, Ms. Tiziana Zennaro , Programme Manager UNDP-PFF, Mr. Pierre Harze, Deputy Director UNDP Brussels Office, Mr. Andrew Rasbash, Head of Unit, DG Enlargement – European Commission and Ms. Edmee Leventis, Ambassador of Cyprus to UNESCO. Ms. Agni Petridou, Head of the Nicosia Master Plan Project Team, made a short presentation of the project.

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