This fourth phase (2015-2018) of the EU funded programme “Support to cultural heritage monuments of great importance for Cyprus” aims to continue supporting the efforts of the bi-communal Technical Committee on Cultural Heritage to contribute to the ongoing peace and reconciliation process by bringing communities closer to their shared heritage through conservation and emergency measures projects.
The programme “Support to cultural heritage monuments of great importance for Cyprus (Phase 1, 2 and 3)” aims to support the reconciliation process by increasing trust between the two communities through the implementation of confidence building measures agreed by the Technical Committee on Cultural Heritage.
The project aims at continue supporting confidence building measures through conservation and emergency measures for additional high importance cultural heritage sites according to the strategy of the bi-communal Technical Committee on Cultural Heritage in Cyprus.
This project aims at contributing to the confidence building process through the preservation of Cypriot cultural heritage and the implementation of emergency measures on a list of high importance monuments islandwide according to the strategy of the Technical Committee on Cultural Heritage.
The restoration of the Monastery of Apostolos Andreas intends to contribute to the reconciliation and confidence building efforts of the Technical Committee on Cultural Heritage by restoring a monument of high religious and historical importance.
The project, implemented in partnership with the Technical Committee on Cultural Heritage, aimed to undertake a study on the condition and estimated costs of restoring immovable cultural heritage in Cyprus in order to contribute to its protection and preservation.
The EU funded and UNDP-PFF implemented Private Sector Development Programme has been completed in May 2011 after 8 years of project implementation. The project supported mainly Turkish Cypriot micro, small and medium enterpreneurs to adhere and comply with European Union regulations and standards. This included support in compliance with the Acquis Communautaire, meeting quality and environmental international and European standards, diversifying and increasing the added value of their products and services.
The project for the new Nicosia Waste Water Treatment Plant (NWWTP) aims to promote and facilitate access to waste water services to both communities of Nicosia as a fundamental contribution to the on-going peace and confidence building process. The new plant will serve a population of 270,000 people from both communities and will be able to treat an average of 30,000 m3/day.
From 2004 to 2011 UNDP-PFF, thanks to the support of the European Union, and in collaboration with the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) and the support of the United Nations Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP) has been working to reduce the number of landmines still remaining on the island thus facilitating safer intra-island movement and communication.