Heidi Trautmann

42 - PRESS Announcement – UNDP/PFF – 202/11 - Upgrading Project of Louroudjina

TODAY!!! See also the report of my visit to this village under Heidi's latest adventures!



On Friday July 8, 2011, at 7pm, the European Union and UNDP-Partnership for the

Future will celebrate the completion of the project for the restoration and

rehabilitation of the village of Louroukina(Lurucına)/Akıncılar .

Funded by the European Union under the “Aid Programme for the Turkish Cypriot

community”, the recently completed project provided an opportunity for the

revitalization of the village, and the preservation of its unique urban pattern.

Compared to other villages in the northern part of Cyprus, this village had a uniquely

preserved urban and architectural heritage. Thus, the most significant challenge for

us was how to preserve this distinctive character, while at the same time allowing for

modernization and urban upgrading in the village” – says Tiziana Zennaro, UNDPPFF.

By creating high-quality public spaces and renovating several buildings’ facades

overlooking the main streets of the village, the project, that cost around 185,000

Euros, aimed to return the village to its economic activities while raising awareness

on the importance of conducting sustainable restoration by combining original

materials with modern techniques.

A street gallery exhibition, featuring pictures of the village before and after the

restoration, will be inaugurated during the ceremony guiding visitors through an

historical and architectural sightseeing of the village.

For more information contact UNDP Partnership for the Future at the e-mail below.

| E-mail: pff@undp-pff.org| Website: www.undp-pff.org |

Nicosia, 8 July 2011

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