Preserving cultural heritage in Cyprus
Tuesday 08 May 2012
The European Commission launched, on 8 May, a €2 million project to preserve the cultural heritage in Cyprus. The project is part of the Commission’s aid programme for the Turkish Cypriot community. The EU contribution will allow carrying out emergency support works on six sites, including the Othello Tower in Famagusta. The sites are part of a list of eleven cultural heritage sites of great importance identified by the bi-communal Technical Committee on Cultural Heritage. The works will be implemented by the United Nations Development Programme’s Partnership for the Future, in collaboration with the Advisory Board of the Technical Committee on Cultural Heritage.