The beginning of construction works for the Pafos-Polis Chrysochous highway was welcomed by the President of the Republic, Nicos Anastasiades, in a post on his Twitter account.
The President described the highway under construction as "one of the largest development projects with multiple benefits for the whole of Cyprus."
"The Paphos-Polis Chrysochous highway, which has always been one of our priorities, is now becoming a reality. Today's start of construction works fills us with optimism as one of the largest development projects with multiple benefits for the whole of Cyprus is being implemented," the President said in his tweet.
The first phase of the project concerns a two-lane road of 15.5 kilometres, with valley bridges and tunnels and is estimated at €86,845,010 (incl. VAT). According to the Minister of Transport, Communications and Works, Yannis Karousos, there is a provision for its expansion, to make it to four lanes.