Prime Minister and leader of the National Unity Party (UBP) Huseyin Ozgurgun, has said that his party will tear up and throw away the decree for Karpaz which has left the area without investments.
In statements during a visit to Dipkarpaz and Yeni Erenkoy villages accompanied by candidates for his party for the parliamentary elections, Ozgurgun described this decree as “monstrosity” because of which Karpaz was deprived of investments and the momentum for development momentum had decreased to nothing.
Ozgurgun recalled that the UBP launched an investment programme which concerns building a university in the Karpaz and that they will realise this project. “This is one of the first issues we have being thinking for this area”, he said. “One of the most beautiful places of the country is without investments. Our biggest target is to erase and throw away this decree and we have started working on it. Otherwise, the area will be condemned to remaining without investments. In 2008 [Greek Cypriot Presidents] Christofias and Anastasiades came and said that a decree should be issued here and used propaganda by saying these places belong to us. We can never accept such an approach. We will abolish it, this decree […]”
Speaking at the UBP’s headquarters in Yeni Erenkoy, Ozgurgun referred to the investments they plan to make in the field of sports and reiterated his statement that they will build a stadium in the area adding that all preparations have been made to this end. He added, inter alia, the following: “Everything is ready. This stadium will be built. I have said that an Astro Turf pitch will also be built in Topçuköy village. We have a project for a synthetic pitch at FIFA standards in Kumyalı village. We will realise this as well”.