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Cyprus News Agency: News in English, 09-07-31

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From: The Cyprus News Agency at <http://www.cyna.org.cy>


CONTENTS

  • [01] KYRENIA DELEGATION FOREIGN EMBASSIES
  • [02] MALTESE HOUSE SPEAKER CYPRUS
  • [03] CYPRUS FIRST WIND PARK

  • [01] KYRENIA DELEGATION FOREIGN EMBASSIES

    A delegation of the municipalities and organizations of Kyrenia district, under Turkish occupation, submitted a resolution on Thursday to the British High Commission, the US Embassy and the Embassy of China in Cyprus, on the occasion of the 35th anniversary of the Turkish invasion.

    The Mayors of Kyrenia, Lapithos and Karavas, Maria Ioannou, Athos Eleftheriou and Yiannis Papaioannou respectively, as well as representatives of associations and organizations, delivered the resolution to the head of economic department of the American Embassy, James Carouso, calling the U.S. to exert pressure on Turkey, so as to contribute to the solution of the Cyprus problem.

    Carouso reiterated US President Obamas stance on Cyprus issue, saying that the U.S. fully supports the direct negotiations and that is ready to give any support to the leaders of the two communities in Cyprus in order to find a solution.

    Receiving the resolution, the Commissioner of the Embassy of China expressed his pleasure for the progress observed in the direct talks between the leaders of the two communities in Cyprus.

    In his statements, the Mayor of Karavas Yiannis Papaioannou pointed out that Turkey is a key player in the solution of the Cyprus problem and it should renounce its claims for the continuation of the guarantees, its dividing policies and should help to the achievement of a solution.

    [02] MALTESE HOUSE SPEAKER CYPRUS

    Speaker of the House of Representatives of Malta Dr. Louis Galea, arrives on Sunday in Cyprus for a three-day working visit.

    According to an official statement, during his visit Galea will be accepted by the President of the Republic of Cyprus Demetris Christofias and will have a meeting with the President of the House of Representatives Marios Garoyian.

    Member of the House of Representatives Panikos Stavrianos will welcome Galea on behalf of the President of the House of Representatives at Larnaca airport.

    [03] CYPRUS FIRST WIND PARK

    Cyprus government signed on Friday a contract for the construction of the island`s fist wind park, expected to be completed in mid 2010.

    The park, one of the biggest in the Eastern Mediterranean, will have 41 wind turbines of 2,0 Megawatts each and a total capacity of 82MW. The park, to be constructed at Orites region in the western city of Paphos will cost 155 million euro and will be funded by the European Investment Bank with 65 million euro as well as from a partnership of other international banking institutions.

    The contract was signed in the presence of Minister of Commerce, Industry and Tourism Antonis Paschalides by the Ministry`s Permanent Secretary and President of Cyprus` Renewable Energy and Energy Conservation Fund, Evgenios Hampoullas, and A. Ellinas and E. Collins on behalf of the company to construct the project (D.K Windsupply Ltd).

    According to the contract, the company will supply Cyprus Electricity Authority with energy for the next 20 years at the price of 0.166 euro per kilowatt hour (kwh).


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