Construction work on Cyprus border gate begins

The construction of 5,500 meter Yesilirmak-Pirgo village road --which will be build to open Yesilirmak border crossing-- began with a ceremony on Monday.

Construction work on Cyprus border gate begins

President Mehmet Ali Talat of Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) and Greek Cypriot leader Demetris Christofias attended a ceremony which was held for the beginning of construction of a new border crossing.

The construction of 5,500 meter Yesilirmak-Pirgo village road --which will be build to open Yesilirmak border crossing-- began with a ceremony on Monday.

Besides Talat and Christofias, EU and UN officials also attended the ceremony.

Speaking at the ceremony, Talat said that the border crossing was important for the region.

Noting that opening Yesilirmak border crossing showed that Cyprus problem could be solved, Talat said that they should be insistent, sincere and determined during Cyprus talks.

Talat said that they recorded a serious progress in Cyprus talks, adding that opening Yesilirmak border crossing was a step for consensus.

Meanwhile, Greek Cypriot leader said that the beginning of the construction of the road was an important step for the people in the region, adding that the target was to find an integrated solution to Cyprus problem.

Christofias also wished success to Talat in TRNC presidential elections which will be held on April 18.

The construction of the road is envisaged to be completed within four months by UNDP and a Turkish Cypriot-Greek Cypriot partnership company.

The tender for the construction was held last week.

During their 34th meeting on June 26, 2009, Talat and Christofias agreed on mutual passages via Yesilirmak border gate.


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Güncelleme Tarihi: 29 Mart 2010, 16:36

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