Innovating for Tomorrow’s Larnaka
Larnaka town’s ongoing development is continuing with a host of initiatives that new Larnaka Mayor, Mr Andreas Vyras, has confirmed will be proceeding, including environmental improvements and several EU-funded projects.
The installation of over 50, large semi-underground recycling bins along the tourist coastal area will take place in October 2017, for the better management, collection and processing of waste, in-line with Larnaka’s environmental plans.
One of the most exciting developments is the new €5.5 million Municipal Market, which will be built on the site of the old market (currently a municipal car park). The EU-funded project will incorporate a two-storey building with bazaars of traditional produce and products, and a section for young, emerging artisans, along with cafes, restaurants and an exhibition space. Mr Vyras called the vision “Larnaka’s greatest construction project”.
Other anticipated projects include renovations and upgrades to the Municipal Sports Centre; the uncovering of further ruins of Ancient Kition, which will join the existing ruins to become one complete Archaeological Park; hop-on-hop-off buses that will accommodate disabled persons; squares and paving in areas of the town centre and old town; increased cycle lanes and car parking, and a complete overhaul of the Municipal Gardens, which is expected to begin in the second half of the year.
Mr Vyras says Larnaka is on the rise: “There are many significant projects on the horizon, which are designed to raise Larnaka’s profile and offer locals and visitors improved facilities, as well as a more greener, attractive town.”