The Government of the Republic of Cyprus has allocated 100 000 euros to combat pollution of the sea off the coast of Limassol. This was told by the Mayor of Nikos Nikolaidis during the action to clean the seabed from the garbage in the Old Port.
This action is held for the second year in a row. During underwater cleaning, divers took from the seabed a lot of cans of carbonated beverages, bottles, wire and mobile phones that dropped their unlucky owners into the sea.
The Mayor of Limassol noted that the problem of marine pollution has become particularly acute in recent years. The municipality has developed a program to monitor the accumulation of debris and fuel spills using drones. Mr. Nikolaidis believes that everyone is responsible for the purity of the sea, the seabed and the beaches.
According to the representative of the divers team Savvas Mina, subbotniks to clean the seabed from debris are becoming traditional. Divers have already conducted an action off the coast of Paphos and plan to clean the seabed in Larnaca and in the free areas of Famagusta (Ayia-Nara, Protaras, Paralimni).