?ne more Centre of Environmental Education will be created in Cyprus

Cyprus will acquire one more Centre of Environmental Education, that will be situated at Koilani village in Limassol district and which will be connected with all other public Centres of Environmental Education, as well as with public and private organisations, research centres and higher education institutions, President of the Republic Nicos Anastasiades has said.

Addressing a fair in Koilani village on Sunday, Anastasiades said that the state aims to support the rural communities and make them centres of agricultural, tourist, cultural and environmental development. He noted that a tangible proof of this continuous effort is the decision that the building which once hosted the primary school of the village will now become a Centre of Environmental Education, something to which the community looks forward.

The President said that the cost of the project, which is being implemented in the framework of the Rural Development Programme, is estimated at 0.5 million euros, and it is expected to be completed in 12 months.

Anastasiades said that this highly equipped centre aims at the active participation of local people in its programmes and activities and to promote the environmental and cultural assets of all communities in the Wine Villages (Krasochoria) of Limassol.

He said that the project will create new jobs and will contribute to the tourist development of the communities in the broader region.

Source: Cyprus News Agency