Ministry passes the buck on Aglandjia rockslides


The state has no responsibility for rockslides on private plots, the inside ministry reiterated on Friday, a day after MPs and the Aglandjia mayor plead for economical help to cleanse up debris pursuing this sort of slides near to properties.

The ministry was referring to the concern of rockslides at a residential location in Aglandjia municipality in Nicosia, including the particles from rockslides that happened immediately after the January 12 earthquake. The concern was talked about at the Dwelling inside committee on Thursday, with Aglandjia Mayor Andreas Constantinou accusing authorities of apathy toward their plight and warning of feasible long term casualties.

In reaction, the inside ministry reported that next a research on the threats, it environmentally friendly-lit €560,000 to clear up debris from point out-owned land, even though it shifted the duty to the municipality relating to non-public land.

“The municipality was obliged, when contemplating enhancement apps, to call for that non-public builders carry out geological/geotechnical reports on the plots and to choose measures for the defense and security of both of those the structures less than growth and the neighbouring qualities.”

The ministry also cited a letter by the legal professional typical on a related subject in Pissouri dated April 23, 2019. The letter claimed that in reference to the land subsidence in the group “the point out does not have any responsibility or obligation to the entrepreneurs of personal residences affected by the phenomenon of subsidence or landslide in the group.”

“Therefore, is not obligated to undertake the repair service or reconstruction of the houses in query or to pay out any compensation for the hurt brought about, irrespective of whether the bring about is the inadequacy of the structural models, or an action of nature, or a mix thereof.”

It added that the ministry “did not overlook the problems” of the municipality but granted €20,000 assist to have out a review for the restoration of the two halls of the municipality which were being destroyed.

“We for that reason contact on the Mayor and the Town Council of Aglandjia, right before earning such statements in community, to make guaranteed that their very own preceding obligations have been assumed.”

In accordance to the mayor, a 2017 analyze observed that restoration will work – each on point out and personal lands – would charge €1.82 million.

He warned that the predicament continues to be dangerous. “Every day we wake up and make the indication of the cross, just considering when the upcoming landslide could possibly take place,” Constantinou claimed.

Next the earthquake of January 12, the municipality questioned the ministry for assistance in restoring personal household regions. The ministry replied that the collapse of the rock encounter was unrelated to the earthquake, as it took location on the working day following the tremor.

The municipality was for that reason not suitable for monetary assistance and had to tap into possess resources for the debris clearance functions.

After the session, committee chair Aristos Damianou (Akel) referred to as on the governing administration to alter its plan and launch the vital cash.

“Human lifetime is not calculated by no matter whether the land is non-public or point out-owned,” he claimed.

In the meantime, the Geological Survey Section has done a review which will be revealed before long and will warn the general public as to the dangerous spots in the money and also the opportunity further expenses need to they want to establish a property.