Pissouri owners plead with MPs


Residents of Pissouri on Thursday pleaded with MPs to aid with mounting problems as a outcome of continuing landslides in the place, like the financial institutions coming immediately after them.

They sought aid so that a conclusion can be asked for from the banks for all those people impacted by the Pissouri landslides in terms of services for their dwelling financial loans. Pissouri neighborhood chief Lazaros Lazarou expressed problem about any delays in the maintenance performs to deal with the landslides, which could make the situation even worse.

In a statement after the meeting, Lazarou expressed thanks to the inside minister and the condition in common for commencing the shoring up job.

But he also cautioned that there must not be a gap in between the 1st and 2nd section of the task, “because we believe that it may perhaps also contact into problem its efficiency.”

Lazarou mentioned he sent the message that as a neighborhood, “we desire the seamless continuation of this job, and we thank all those people who share this watch and are functioning towards it.”

Asked about the look at of the Scientific and Technical Chamber (ETEK) – that it was superior to have a 4-to-six thirty day period period amongst the first and next phases to see if the jobs are successful – Lazarou said they were “surprised” to hear that opinion, which he mentioned experienced been absent through the 8 earlier meetings with the committee and other agencies on the problem.

“We now discover their fascination really belated, and we are worried that their try to locate a much better solution might avert or hold off the excellent solution that appears to have started out to pay off,” he said.

Even 6 months of hold off, Lazarou claimed, is significant adequate to make the situation even worse.

Questioned if they realized that the place was unsuitable for housing development, he claimed that most of the men and women who developed houses in the area ended up from Pissouri, and that if they experienced any concept that in all probability following 30 several years this phenomenon would take place, they would not have created there.

“Of training course they did not know, but neither did these in charge, they experienced no idea” when the location was bundled in the household zone, he said.

About 20 residences have been deemed unfit and inhabitants have been questioned to vacate them, but numerous other individuals have been severely harmed.

In accordance to Georgia Ellina-Zoi, spokesperson for the Pissouri Residents Initiative Group, about 250 properties have been afflicted.

Zoi claimed they have elevated two problems with the Dwelling interior affairs committee. The very first problems the financial loans of persons who have been pressured out of their homes, and who are now paying out hire but their mortgage suspension is functioning out.

Zoi claimed they experienced asked the financial institutions to suspend the payments, but for the reason that a extended time has passed the financial institutions have now occur back and are inquiring for the payments again.

“We have sought support so that a final decision can be sought from the banking institutions in totality for all people impacted in the Pissouri landslide spot,” she included.

The 2nd difficulty has to do with the safety of the residences, which have been deserted but are total of individual possessions.

Zoi mentioned that a variety of thefts have taken location. She mentioned owners are contacting the law enforcement, “who are refusing to intervene in the matter, so we have requested the committee and those existing on behalf of the govt to consider some steps to protect these properties.”

On the challenge of the will work underway, Zoi spelled out that Period 1 does not relate to the landslide region but somewhat the area outdoors it so that it does not broaden.

The operate regarding the landslide place, she claimed, is the construction of a counterweight barrier and some piling function inside of the landslide space, which will cut down the stress on that full space.

Zoi included that when there is a very moist winter season in Cyprus there are speedy movements in the place, which has been residentially made for the last 30 decades with out a sewerage process.