The municipality of Ayia Napa will arrange for the planting of 15,000 trees in the next 1-2 years, according to mayor Yiannis Karousos.
This decision was taken after the municipality conducted a study, in which it asked tourists and locals to rate Ayia Napa in certain categories such as cleanliness, beaches, cultural activities, services and availability of green spaces.
According to Karousos, the respondents rated the area very low in availability of green spaces.
Following this, the municipality hired experts to draw up a proposal to enhance its green spaces.
The proposal includes replacing existing damaged plants and trees as well as planting new ones.
The trees chosen will be supplied by the Forestry Department and will be endemic to the Famagusta area or Cyprus, such as cornflower, Cypriot oleander, Cypriot oregano, Akamas rosemary and thyme, among others.
“Very recently we started a request for tenders and in the next months, more than 15,000 trees will be planted in Ayia Napa to enhance green spaces in the coastal front, parks, squares and public spaces,” the mayor said.