‘Some progress’ in ongoing battle to move petrol storage tanks

Tue 18 Dec 2018
An inter-ministerial committee tasked with oversight of the gradual relocation of fuel storage facilities from Larnaca’s coastline to Vasiliko, in the Limassol district, said it has made some progress following its first meeting held last Friday.

Moving the facilities has been a long-standing demand by Larnaca residents, due to concerns over safety and health.

The inter-ministerial panel, convening for the first time last week, said that two petroleum companies, having secured the relevant permits, have begun construction works at Vassiliko on expanding current facilities or building new ones.

According to an announcement, two other fuel companies have chosen the interim solution – having their own facilities temporarily hosted on property owned by other companies currently based in Vasiliko.

The signing of agreements and binding contracts was expected soon, the statement added.


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