The closure of uncontrolled waste disposal sites (HADA) and their environmental rehabilitation in the province of Nicosia, is one of the projects that Cyprus is obliged to carry out in accordance with its commitments and the instructions of the European Union and especially Article 16 of European Directive 1999/31 / EC on the limitation of methane production from landfills, including uncontrolled landfills. A relevant proposal was approved by the Council of Ministers last Thursday.
The total cost of expropriation and enforcement of the premises is expected to reach € 27.2 million, of which € 20 million relate to the restoration of HADA Kotsiatis in the community of Agia Varvara and the remaining € 7.2 million for the restoration of another 23 HADA in the communities Arediou, Agrokipia, Farmaka, Alona, Fterikoudi, Nikitari, Kambo, Mammari, Pera Orini, Agioi Trimithias, Kapedes, Mitsero, Orounta, Peristerona, Potami, Vyzakia, Pedoula, Atsa, Paliometorgio, A.
With the restoration and subsequent care of HADA, the possibility of reusing these spaces is ensured. The expropriation and seizure of real estate is necessary for the restoration of the affected land in order to fulfill the above European obligations and to ensure public health and environmental protection. Work is expected to begin in June 2022 and be completed in 18 months. It is noted that the cost of expropriation of real estate has increased, as more land was required in some HADA for the restoration of the affected land.
Furthermore, the Council of Ministers approved a second proposal of the Ministry of Agriculture, Rural Development and Environment for the publication of a real estate suspension to the Old Shareholder, with the aim of facilitating the restoration of the affected land. It is noted that the Republic of Cyprus, as an expropriating Authority, published in the official newspaper of the Republic, an expropriation notice and an expropriation decree, in the period 1988-1990, with the aim of creating a landfill for garbage from villages in the area of Paleometochos.
According to the deputy director of the Department of Water Development, there is a need to use this expropriated property, for another purpose of public benefit, ie for the restoration and subsequent care of HADA to the Old Shareholder. Due to the fact that the expropriated state property has become necessary for another purpose of public benefit, the suspension of state real estate property is required.