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Akamas Plan: What goes to the Cabinet tomorrow

The Ministers of Agriculture, Finance and Interior discussed possible compensatory measures

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Minister of Agriculture, Rural Development and Environment Costas Kadis met with the Ministers of Interior and Finance, against the backdrop of the Akamas Local Plan, which will be brought before the Council of Ministers on Wednesday (22/02).

Speaking to "SPOR FM 95.0" and "DIASPORA NEWS", Kadis said that during the meeting possible compensatory measures were discussed which "will help the communities of the area to develop further, in a sustainable way", taking into account the limitations or possibilities opened up by the Local Plan. He added that during the meeting, the Environment Department came up with some recommendations to the other Ministries, noting that concerns were expressed about some of the measures, with the final discussion to be held tomorrow during the Cabinet meeting.

Kadis made it clear that the Local Plan has been completed and that the final opinion of the Environment Department was sent on Tuesday morning (21/02) on the modifications made so that the Plan is in line with the conditions set by the Environmental Authority. "The Local Plan as drafted deals positively with the objections or conditions set by the Environmental Authority. It is ready for publication and at any time it can be announced by the Minister of Home Affairs," he explained.

Asked if the issue of compensation has been discussed and if the amounts have been differentiated, Kadis stressed that "we are not referring to compensation but to some measures that will act as compensation for the reduction in the value of the land as a consequence of the local plan. We are not talking about something that will be applied universally to all the owners of the Akamas area but to those who previously had development rights".

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