UNDP LAUNCHES TENDER FOR LEFKA-APLICI/LEFKE-APLIÇ AND DERYNEIA/DERINYA CROSSINGS

Jun 17, 2016

Nicosia, 17 June 2016 – The Technical Committee on Crossings, the European Commission and the United Nations Development Programme are pleased to announce the launch of works tender for the road works of LEFKA-APLICI/LEFKE-APLIÇ and DERYNEIA/DERINYA crossings. This tender will cover the sections of the roads located in the northern part of Cyprus.

Tender documents can be downloaded here. UNDP will accept offers through July 1st 2016.


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Background
Following the announcement by the Leaders on 28 May 2015, the Technical Committee on Crossings immediately began work on the opening of the two crossings. Agreement was reached in the Committee on designs, technical specifications and modalities of project implementation for both crossing points.

The European Union, amended the Green Line Regulation to add these new crossings to the list of official crossing points. On 17 November 2015, its Member States unanimously approved the allocation of 2.1 million euros through the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) for the northern parts of both crossings, from the Aid Programme for the Turkish Cypriot community.

A Contribution Agreement between the European Commission and the United Nations Development Programme was signed in March 2016.

A Cambodian demining team deployed through inter-mission cooperation from the neighboring UN mission in Lebanon, UNIFIL, carried out mine clearance activities in support of the opening of both crossings from 28 September to 26 November 2015.

With both crossing sites declared mine-free, surveys and designs for the sections of the roads located in the northern part of Cyprus, were commissioned by UNDP and carried out between February and April 2016.

The UNDP EU funded implemented project includes:

LEFKA-APLICI/LEFKE-APLIÇ

The overall length of the road to be improved is 980 meters. The road footprint includes 7.0 meters for the road pavement and 2.0 meters for road shoulders on both sides (1.0 m on each side). Ditches will be constructed where required on both sides of the road for rain water conveyance. Retaining walls, gabions and box culverts will be constructed at locations identified on the project. Guardrails, road signs and road markings will be placed for traffic management and safety.

DERYNEIA/DERINYA
The overall length of the road to be improved is 2750 meters. The road footprint includes 7.0 meters for the road pavement and 2.0 meters for road shoulders on both sides (1.0 m on each side). Ditches will be constructed where required on both sides of the road for rain water conveyance. Box culverts will be constructed at locations identified on the project. Road signs and road markings will be placed for traffic management and safety.

Contact information

For more information please contact UNDP at:

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