Crew sent to Panayia Assias church to assess damage, Cultural Heritage Technical Commitee says

A technical crew has been sent to Assia`s Panayia church to assess the damage following the recent overflow of Gialias river and to organise as soon as possible restoration, the Bicommunal Technical Committee on Cultural Heritage has said.

In a press release, the Committee also notes that a hydrological and geotechnical study it funded showed that dealing with the river overflow would necessitate large scale works on the river bank and on private properties of a huge cost which would also not fall within its mandate.

The Committee recalls that it has already implemented in two phases conservation works in order to prevent the 15th century church from collapsing with a cost of €407,374.

Source: Cyprus News Agency