Plan for rejuvenation of mountain villages to be ready in May
By Annette Chrysostomou
The comprehensive plan to rejuvenate the mountain communities is close to completion, the mountain development commissioner Yiannakis Papadouris told the Sunday Mail this week.
A meeting with the finance ministry on April 24 is the final step before the proposal is presented to the council of ministers on May 15.
The process started following last year’s cabinet approval of the interior minister’s strategic plan for the development of mountain regions, which seeks to halt and reverse the decades-long depopulation of the Troodos area by attracting more people to live in the area, promote tourism, balance the protection and exploitation of natural resources and improve infrastructure and transport.