Further to an invitation by the Hellenic Agency for Local Development and Local Government (E.E.T.A.A.), the Strategic Plan for Sustainable Development “LARNACA 2040” was presented on 27th August at the Cultural Center of Aspropyrgou. 

A total of 54 participants attended the event, including representatives of EETAA, the Mayors of Municipalities of Aspropyrgou, Megara and Mandra, the representative of the District of West Attica and staff of the municipalities of Attica. The workshop was recorded and will be shown in the television channel “Attica”. 

The meeting was opened by the Mayor of Aspropyrgos, Mr. Nikolaos Meletiou and the Municipal Secretary of Aspropyrgos, Mr. Athanasios Houpis. The introductory presentation of the European Programme USUDS included a description of the programme as well as a description of the objectives and the results of the program.

This was followed by the presentation of the Strategic Plan for Sustainable Development “LARNACA 2040” with four individual presentations by the City Engineer and Director of Technical Services, Mr. Andreas Karakatsani and Architect and Coordinator of the Local Group of External Experts, Ms Constantina Constantinidou Kalopedi. In the first part of the conference, the methodology of the Strategic Plan was presented followed by a presentation of the SWOT analysis, which described the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats of the municipality and the wider Larnaca area. In the second part, the short film “Larnaca 2040” was shown and the Action Plan with the Strategic Axes, Strategic Actions and Strategic Projects were presented.

In the ensuing discussion, questions were answered about the financing of projects, multi-level power distribution and incompatible land uses.

A working lunch was then held, where the wish was expressed to create a Strategic Plan for Sustainable Development for the Municipalities of West Attica and to form a future cooperation with the Municipality of Larnaca.