Ministry passes the buck on Aglandjia rockslides

The condition has no obligation for rockslides on private plots, the inside ministry reiterated on Friday, a working day following MPs and the Aglandjia mayor plead for fiscal support to clean up up particles following this kind of slides near to properties.

The ministry was referring to the problem of rockslides at a household space in Aglandjia municipality in Nicosia, like the debris from rockslides that happened right after the January 12 earthquake. The concern was reviewed at the Household interior committee on Thursday, with Aglandjia Mayor Andreas Constantinou accusing authorities of apathy toward their plight and warning of achievable potential casualties.

In reaction, the interior ministry reported that pursuing a study on the risks, it green-lit €560,000 to clear up debris from point out-owned land, whilst it shifted the obligation to the municipality relating to personal land.

“The municipality was obliged, when looking at advancement purposes, to need that personal builders carry out geological/geotechnical studies on the plots and to consider actions for the security and steadiness of each the properties beneath growth and the neighbouring qualities.”

The ministry also cited a letter by the legal professional common on a very similar issue in Pissouri dated April 23, 2019. The letter claimed that in reference to the land subsidence in the group “the condition does not have any accountability or obligation to the entrepreneurs of non-public properties impacted by the phenomenon of subsidence or landslide in the community.”

“Therefore, is not obligated to undertake the repair service or reconstruction of the residences in problem or to pay any payment for the damage induced, whether the cause is the inadequacy of the structural designs, or an action of character, or a combination thereof.”

It included that the ministry “did not ignore the problems” of the municipality but granted €20,000 aid to carry out a study for the restoration of the two halls of the municipality which had been broken.

“We hence simply call on the Mayor and the Metropolis Council of Aglandjia, just before creating these statements in community, to make confident that their have past responsibilities have been assumed.”

According to the mayor, a 2017 research found that restoration will work – equally on condition and private lands – would value €1.82 million.

He warned that the predicament stays risky. “Every day we wake up and make the indication of the cross, just pondering when the future landslide may possibly materialize,” Constantinou claimed.

Next the earthquake of January 12, the municipality asked the ministry for assist in restoring personal household locations. The ministry replied that the collapse of the rock face was unrelated to the earthquake, as it took area on the day right after the tremor.

The municipality was thus not eligible for money aid and had to tap into very own resources for the particles clearance will work.

Soon after the session, committee chair Aristos Damianou (Akel) referred to as on the governing administration to improve its policy and launch the required money.

“Human everyday living is not measured by no matter whether the land is non-public or point out-owned,” he explained.

Meanwhile, the Geological Study Division has accomplished a research which will be revealed soon and will notify the community as to the hazardous spots in the funds and also the possible added costs must they want to create a dwelling.