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Cyprus' bathing waters are excellent, says Minister
2006-06-23 12:06:39

Nicosia, Jun 23 (CNA) -- The quality of bathing waters in Cyprus is excellent, said here Friday Minister of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environment Fotis Fotiou presenting the final results on the monitoring of bathing water quality in Cyprus for 2005, that were approved by the European Commission.

?The results of the monitoring of the quality of bathing waters in Cyprus for 2005 have proved their excellent quality. In all bathing areas, the quality of waters met, not only the binding values, but also the strictest indicative ones?, Fotiou said at a press conference today.

He added that it has been documented that Cyprus has water of 100% excellent quality and the European Commission has characterised this as a noteworthy achievement.

Fotiou explained that the Commission?s Directive on bathing water quality aims at the protection of the environment and of public health, with the decrease of contamination of bathing waters and their protection from degradation.

Concluding, Fotiou said that Cyprus excelled in the quality of its bathing waters as well as in the implementation of the relevant Directive in Cyprus in just two years after its accession to the European Union.

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