News Local 15,000 trees to be planted in Ayia Napa

15,000 trees to be planted in Ayia Napa

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.

 

 

 

Top Stories

128 new cases, three deaths announced on Wednesday

The Health Ministry announced the death of three persons due to COVID-19. This raises the death toll from the virus in Cyprus to 193,...

Where to get antigen rapid tests during period 28-31 January

The Health Ministry announced the following antigen rapid test sites during the period 28-31 January 2021: LIMASSOL Church of Agios Ioannis Eleimon, Limassol 08:30-18:30 Cultural Center Mesa...

Israel, Denmark to vaccinate all athletes for Tokyo Olympic Games

Several countries, including Israel and Denmark, said on Wednesday they would vaccinate their athletes and staff against COVID-19 ahead of the Tokyo Olympics, amid...

UK AstraZeneca vaccine plant partially evacuated over suspect package

A factory in Wales that produces AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine was partially evacuated on Wednesday after it received a suspicious package and police said a...

43-year-old arrested for speeding

Members of the Police arrested this morning a 43-year-old man who was seen speeding at the Nicosia-Larnaca road near Koshi village. The man was stopped...

Taste

Squash soup

Ingredients: 1 kg pumpkin, cut into small cubes, approximately 5 cups 2 medium (400g) sweet potatoes, cut into cubes, approximately 2 ½ cups 1 chopped leek, only...

Mezedes

No visit to Cyprus is complete without enjoying the traditional meal of many small dishes known as ‘meze’. This large feast, which has been a...

Prawns with fried cheese, barley shaped pasta

Put the barley shaped pasta into a small pan with salted water, bring to a boil and when tender, drain. Peal the prawns leaving...

Salmon and shrimp sheftalies

Mix all ingredients for tabbouli in a bowl and keep to one side so flavours can combine. Prepare the sheftalies: wash and soak the casing...