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Apostolos Andreas restoration deal signed

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  • Bill Samsonoff
    http://cyprus-mail.com/2013/09/17/apostolos-andreas-restoration-deal-signed/ September 17, 2013 Apostolos Andreas restoration deal signed The United Nations
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      September 17, 2013
      Apostolos Andreas restoration deal signed

      The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) signed on Tuesday two
      contribution agreements with the Church of Cyprus and the Turkish
      Cypriot religious foundation Evkaf, marking the beginning of
      much-delayed plans to restore the crumbling Apostolos Andreas monastery
      in the Karpas peninsula.

      The UNDP said both the Church of Cyprus and Evkaf signed two
      contribution agreements worth € 2.5 million each for the monastery’s
      restoration.

      This follows a February agreement with the bicommunal technical
      committee on cultural heritage that is facilitating the restoration.

      The UNDP will be implementing the project.

      Signing the documents “is proof of what can be achieved through
      collective and bicommunal cooperation at the level of the technical
      committee for the preservation of the common cultural heritage of
      Cyprus,” said committee chairman Takis Hadjidemetriou.

      Restoration works will take place according to a study by Greece’s
      University of Patras.

      It will have four distinct phases.

      It has taken years to reach consensus on the restoration of the
      monastery, one of the most important religious sites to Greek Orthodox
      pilgrims.
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