President Anastasiades has ensured that the finalised version of the controversial Akamas local development plan will be presented before the end of the current government’s term, Philenews reported on Thursday.
The joint announcement was made by Agriculture Minister Costas Kadis and Interior Minister Nicos Nouris at the end of Wednesday’s Cabinet meeting.
But it was preceded by the President’s intervention since the two Ministers under whose jurisdiction comes the plan had opposing views as to its final version.
The right-centre government’s term ends at the end of this month with presidential elections set for February 5.
Nouris told journalists it was imperative for the local development plan to be announced before the end of the current government’s term even though a number of issues needing further clarification were identified.
And that the Agriculture Miister and himself were authorised to discuss these amongst themselves.
Above all, he added, the Cabinet discussed the issue of compensatory benefits for those whose properties may be negatively affected by the implementation of the plan.
Kadis said the two would look at regulations in the local development plan which are in harmony with the decisions and with the opinion of the Environment Department.
And that they would also look at the issue of compensatory measures.