UNDP signs contract for conservation of the Holy Cross Church in Karpaseia/Karpasha

May 23, 2016

Nicosia, 23 May 2016 – The Technical Committee on Cultural Heritage, the European Commission and the United Nations Development Programme are pleased to announce the start-up of conservation works to the Holy Cross Church in Karpaseia/Karpasha.

Karpaseia/Karpasha Church is one of three Maronite religious heritage sites selected by the Technical Committee on Cultural Heritage to benefit from conservation interventions within the EU funded and UNDP implemented programme “Support to Monuments of Great Importance for the communities of Cyprus”.

The other two Maronite sites to benefit from similar interventions are: the Old St. George Church in Kormacit/Kormakitis (completed in October 2015) and the Church of Agia Marina (tender currently ongoing).

Conservation works will include: general cleaning of the church, replacement of metal gutters and downpipes, removal of existing plaster and repointing of stonewalls surfaces, repair of the stone belfry, replacing of damaged stones and conservation of frescoes.

Works are fully funded by the European Union - estimated budget: 34,700 EUR and shall be completed by end of August 2016.


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Mail: media.pff.cy@undp.org / Tel. +357 22874733 or +90 392 2200027, Twitter: @undp_pff.

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