The Ministry of the Interior has announced the first results of the damage caused by last week’s flood during which four people died.
According to the statement, 57 people had been offered shelter and 16 had received aid. Further, 12 houses/buildings, 93 roads and walls, the furniture in 90 houses and 143 vehicles were damaged. Kyrenia district had suffered the worst damage.
Meanwhile, the Turkish Cypriot Chamber of Building Engineers (IMO) also issued a written statement on the disaster, noting that it had prepared reports in the past as regards the road/traffic and floods, which were within its professional remit. These reports had been submitted to government officials, but due to a lack of political will, these reports and projects had remained on the shelves. The statement said that there was no building engineer scientifically responsible for the road on which the deadly accident had taken place.
The tender for building the Nicosia-Kyrenia highway had been invited in Turkey and the road had been built by a Turkish company.