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Astromeritis crossing point to close for six weeks
2005-12-16 10:12:16

Nicosia, Dec 16 (CNA) - The Astromeritis-Zodhia/Bostanci crossing point between the two sides in Cyprus ''will close for a period of approximately six weeks'' on December 27, ''following agreement by the two sides,'' a press release issued by the UN Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP) says.

''As anticipated in August 2005, the buffer zone road between the two checkpoints will undergo necessary roadwork and infrastructural improvements as required under EU transportation standards,'' it adds.

UNFICYP notes that ''travelers are asked to use the Ayios Dometios/Metehan crossing point as an alternate route until the work is completed. UNFICYP will announce the re-opening of the Zodhia/ Bostanci-Astromeritis crossing points as that date approaches.''

''The roadwork is funded by the European Union and managed by the United Nations Development Programme through the Partnership for the Future Programme,'' the press release concludes.

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