First Information Event of the Project
The first project information event was realized on Saturday, 8 June 2013, in the Visitor Center of the Troodos Botanical Garden "Anastasios G. Leventis", in the Amiantos Mine area.
Some 60 people were invited and participated, mainly representatives of local authorities, Officers of the Ministry of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environment and other stakeholders. The General Director of the Ministry of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environment Ms Egli Pantelaki addressed the audience followed by the President of the Community Council of Amiantos village Mr. Kriton Kyriakides, the representative of the Director General of the Planning Bureau Ms. Antonia Omirou and the president of Amiantos Technical Committee Dr Eleni Morrisseau.
The project content and objectives were presented by the project coordinator Mr. Takis Tsintides. After the presentations, the participants were taken with a small bus, to the central crater of the mine where the project coordinator and the Director of the Water Development Department Dr KyriakosKyrou, explained the works to be realized by the project, including the creation of an artificial pond, reforestations, visitor information facilities etc.
The event was concluded at Platania Forest Station, where participants had meal offered by the Department of Forests