Conservation of Evretou/Evretu Mosque nears completion

Dec 1, 2014

Mosque in Evretou/Evretu after conservation works

Nicosia, 01/12/2014 – The Technical Committee on Cultural Heritage is pleased to announce the near completion of conservation works to the mosque of Evretou/Evretu.

The Mosque - built at the beginning of the XX century on the main road of a small village located in the Paphos district, was selected as part of the priority intervention emergency projects of the Technical Committee on Cultural Heritage. The project was implemented by the United Nations Development Programme Partnership for the Future (UNDP-PFF).

The preservation of the Evretou/Evretu Mosque has a unique cultural significance as it is important for the history of the settlement as well as a testimony of religious architecture in Cyprus” explain Ali Tuncay and Takis Hadjidemetriou, Technical Committee on Cultural Heritage.

Conservation works focused on cleaning of the site including removal of vegetation, excavation for the purposes of natural drainage and prevention of further erosion of the external stonewall, repair to windows and the entire reconstruction of the roof. The project also included repairs to internal and external walls, strengthening of structure with metal rods, restoration of stonework and rebuilding and sealing of joints.

The cost of the project was of approx. 73,600 Euros (including works, designs and supervision costs), fully funded by the European Union.

More information on on-going projects of the Technical Committee on Cultural Heritage can be found here: http://www.cy.undp.org/content/cyprus/en/home/operations/projects/partnershipforthefuture/support-to-cultural-heritage-monuments-of-great-importance-for-c.html

Contact information

For more information please contact UNDP-PFF at:
Mail: registry.pff.cy@undp.org / +357 22874733 or+90 392 2200027 / Twitter @undp_pff