Clarifications of the Ministry of Interior regarding the installation of elevators in refugee settlements
Announcement regarding the program to install elevators in apartment buildings of Government Settlements, issued by the Ministry of Interior
Announcement regarding the elevator installation program in apartment buildings of Government Settlements, issued by the Ministry of Interior, giving clarifications.
As the Ministry notes, during the sessions of the Parliamentary Committee on Refugees, statements were heard that do not correspond to reality.
Such is the announcement
Since, during the discussion of issues related to the installation of elevators in apartment buildings in government settlements, statements were heard in sessions of the competent Parliamentary Committee for Refugees that do not correspond to reality, the Ministry of the Interior wishes to clarify the following:
The Program for the Installation of Elevators in Apartment Buildings of Government Settlements concerns the installation of elevators in 368 existing apartment buildings throughout Cyprus. To date, the installation of elevators has been completed in 115 apartment buildings at a cost of €12 million, while the installation of elevators in another 17 apartment buildings, in government settlements in the Nicosia, Limassol and Larnaca Districts, is currently underway at a total cost of €3,5 m., in parallel with the maintenance works of the apartment buildings.
For another 13 apartment buildings, in government settlements in the Districts of Limassol and Larnaca, the process of preparing tender documents and announcing bids is underway, with the prospect of starting construction work within 2023, with a total estimated cost of around €3,0 million.
The Department of Urban Planning and Housing has completed relevant studies for the installation of elevators in the remaining apartment buildings, based on which it has been established that in 99 apartment buildings it is technically possible to promote the projects and therefore a process is underway to secure the consent of all the co-owners each of the aforementioned apartment buildings in order to promote the implementation of the projects. At this stage, plans and documents are being prepared for the tender announcement for the installation of elevators in 30 of these apartment buildings, with a total estimated cost of around €6,0 million, assuming that the consent of all the co-owners of the buildings will be secured. apartments.
For a number of apartment buildings, the installation of an elevator presupposes the demolition of illegal additions that have been carried out by certain co-owners.
It should be noted that, in the projects under execution, as well as in the planned projects related to the Building Reconstruction Program in the Government Settlements, elevators are installed in all the new apartment buildings that are being built.