The reduction in the revenues of the Community Council of Kissonerga, due to the epidemic, has exceeded 400 thousand euros, an amount that exceeds 22% of the revenue budget of the Community Council. This emerges from the overall assessment of the financial data carried out by the Community Council for 2020.
Despite the significant reduction in its revenues, and due to the financial tidiness of the past years, however, the Community Council of Kissonerga in 2020, managed to implement important development projects that were planned and necessary for the community, said its president, George Stylianou .
“Specifically, in 2020, the coastal sidewalk has been built along the coastline of about two kilometers, which has a unified design that is consistent with the environment and the developments that have taken place in the area and connects all hotels in the tourist area of Kissonerga,” he said. “Although the construction of the sidewalk, in its final form, was initially estimated to cost around three million euros, the Kissonerga Community Council, always keeping in mind its financial possibilities, decided to proceed with cuts in the design and with prudent financial management the project has cost around two hundred thousand. The coastal pedestrian street of Kissonerga, highlights the beautiful rocky coastline and coves of Kissonerga and has become one of the most remarkable projects in the province of Paphos “.
Another important and necessary work that has been done in Kissonerga, stressed Mr. Stylianou, is the expansion of the community cemetery, in order to meet the needs of the community for the next 10 years or so. The expansion of the new cemetery concerns the construction of Phase B, with a capacity of 65 graves, with modern separation specifications. The cost amounted to about 35 thousand euros, he said, and included the construction of an internal asphalt road junction, separation of the tombs with concrete corridors and landscaping of the area with ornamental plants.
“As every year, the Council has upgraded the road network and paved about 1.5 km of roads,” he added. “An important achievement of Kissonerga is also its first in recycling since for 2020 it is still the first of all local governments in the recycling of materials. It is reminded that for the issue of recycling, Kissonerga has been awarded the 'Green Community of Cyprus' award.
The council expects that in 2021 there will be a reduction in revenue, which will be at the same level as in 2020, and this has been taken into account in the formulation of the annual budget of the Community Council.