The President of the Republic Nikos Anastasiadis will lay the foundation stone tomorrow, Sunday, for the project of upgrading the Liopetriou fishing shelter, which is considered one of the largest infrastructure projects related to the fishing sector of Cyprus.
As states a statement from the Department of Fisheries and Marine Research (TATHE), the implementation of the upgrade project of the Liopetriou Fishing Refuge was a constant request of the professional fishermen of the area. The work is expected to be completed in November 2023 at a total cost of €11 million.
The works at the fishing shelter, which will have a capacity of 112 boats, include the construction of wooden wharves, a boat lift/launch ramp, a boathouse, storage areas for professional fishermen, etc. The main objective is to upgrade the fishing shelter into a modern, safe and organized workplace for professional fishermen.
Simultaneously with the construction of the fishing shelter, the construction of the surrounding area will also take place, which will contribute to the protection and promotion of the natural environment of the Potamos area and will be a pole of attraction for the visitor, offering him services and alternative ways of recreation. A series of basic infrastructure projects will be created, such as a fishing training center, a place for organizing cultural events, a pedestrian path, a bicycle path, parking areas, etc.
The architects of the design project of the Fishery Refuge and the River are the Architectural Office B. Iereidis and Associate Architects. The works were undertaken by Lois Builders Ltd. The project implementation coordinator is the Department of Urban Planning and Housing of the Ministry of the Interior and the owner is the Department of Fisheries and Marine Research of the Ministry of Agriculture, Rural Development and the Environment.
The cost of the work amounts to €11 million and is co-financed by the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund 2014-2020 (75% from European resources and 25% from national), effectively contributing to the sustainable development of our country's fisheries.