Tender for Agios Panteleimonas Monastery closing soon

Jan 28, 2015

Thanks to EU funds, the UNDP and the Technical Committee on Cultural Heritage are ready to start conservation works at the Agios Panteleimonas Monastery

Nicosia, 28/01/2015 – The Technical Committee on Cultural Heritage and the United Nations Development Programme Partnership for the Future have launched a tender for conservation works at Agios Panteleimonas Monastery.

The Monastery of Agios Panteleimonas is one of four “Mega-Projects” that together with Apostolos Andreas Monastery, the Othello Tower, and the Famagusta Walls Complex are considered large-scale monuments with great historical and social value by the Technical Committee on Cultural Heritage.

Conservation works to the Monastery of Agios Panteleimonas are fully funded by the European Union within the overall 6.7 million Euro Cultural Heritage Programme that the European Commission is implementing through UNDP-PFF in Cyprus. Thirty-three cultural heritage sites island wide are currently being safeguarded by the Technical Committee on Cultural Heritage through this programme.

Because of the large size of this important monument, this tender will cover only the first phase of the necessary restoration works. Based on the surveys and investigations carried out in 2014, we have agreed to focus this first phase on the conservation of the Church and to carry out emergency stabilization works to the most endangered monastic buildings. If funds allow, more will be done during a future second phase. We hope that these works will mark a new beginning in the long-life of Agios Panteleimonas” - explain Takis Hadjidemitriou and Ali Tuncay speaking on behalf of the Technical Committee on Cultural Heritage.

The overall aim of this first phase of the project is to ensure preservation of some parts of the monastic complex, visitors’ safety and accessibility to persons with disabilities.

Tender documents can be downloaded here. UNDP will accept offers through February 13, 2015.

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

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