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Working Group Committees for the Regeneration of the Troodos Mountain Communities

Working Group Committees for the Regeneration of the Troodos Mountain Communities

The Rector of the University of Thessaly, Mr. Georgios Petrakos, along with researchers from the Agricultural Laboratory of the School of Engineering of the University of Thessaly, traveled to Cyprus, on 17-6-2018, to participate in the 1st Conference of Scientific and Technical Committees for the Regeneration of Mountain Troodos in Cyprus.
The President of the Republic of Cyprus Mr. Nikos Anastasiadis and the Rector of the University of Thessaly, Professor George Petrakos, gave a welcome speech during the opening of the 1st Conference of Scientific and Technical Committees for the Regeneration of the Troodos Mountain in Cyprus on 18-6-2018.
In his speech, the President of the Republic of Cyprus stressed the following:
"I want to welcome and thank the Rector, the professors of the University of Thessaly and the other Universities. It is perhaps the largest group to study, in collaboration with Public Service officials, in an effort to create a decisive and coherent development strategy. "
According to the researchers, Troodos can become an example of sustainable mountain management and development in the European Union. It is noted that a total of 114 communities will be affected by the Plan.
Proposals were made for the necessary adjustments required especially in the Troodos mountain region, in order to provide an effective residential, urban and spatial policy.
As stated by the President of the Republic, Nikos Anastasiadis, an inter-ministerial guiding committee has been appointed, responsible for the coordination and implementation of the development policy in the mountainous region of Cyprus.
It was decided to form Committees with the objective to study the various issues and reach conclusions which will be studied by the researchers of the Agricultural Laboratory of the School of Engineering of the University of Thessaly.
The Rector of the University of Thessaly met with the Minister of Interior of the Republic of Cyprus, Mr. Konstantinos Petrides, on 20-6-2018. The University of Thessaly will sign a Memorandum of Understanding with the Cyprus Ministry of Interior to support the Government of Cyprus in a series of developmental actions and studies. This memorandum concerns mainly the Department of Urban Planning and Regional Development of the School of Engineering of the University of Thessaly. A series of programme contracts will follow.  The President of the Republic of Cyprus, Mr. Nikos Anastasiadis, met with the Rector of the University of Thessaly, Mr. Georgios Petrakos, on 21-6-2018. During his visit in Cyprus, the Rector of the University of Thessaly met with three Rectors of Cyprian Universities with whom he intends to sign memorandums in the near future. The Rector of the University of Thessaly departed for Athens on 21-6-2018.