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Improving the Infrastructure in Northern Cyprus

European Commission, Brussels Northern Cyprus
CDM Smith has been working with local partners towards improving the infrastructure in Northern Cyprus on commission by the European Union.

Cyprus as its internationally recognised territory has been a member state of the European Union since 1 May 2004. For all practical purposes, however, this island state in the Eastern Mediterranean is divided with Greek Cypriots ruling in the south, and the TRNC, which is only recognised by Turkey, governing the northern part. The European Union is committed to reunification of the two parts of the country, and has therefore launched an aid programme for the Turkish Cypriot community. The European Union has been subsidising a host of economic and social projects since 2011.

inhabitants in Northern Cyprus
annual EU subsidies

One of the aid programme’s major aims is to expand and improve the infra­struc­ture in Northern Cyprus with a view to alleviating serious defi­cien­cies, especially in energy, transport, water supply and telecom­mu­ni­ca­tions. CDM Smith is providing consultancy services on water, wastewater and waste management to the European Commission and its delegation in Northern Cyprus over 3 years. We are supporting our client through carrying out organ­i­sa­tional and technical programme management, tendering and supervising feasibility studies, engineering design services, construc­tion supervision and construc­tion services.

Our team acts as an intermediary between the EU, contractors, and the local beneficiaries towards a sustainable public infrastructure improvement.
Philipp Stepan, Project Manager

Apart from purely or­gan­i­sa­tional and tech­ni­cal services, our team will also be me­di­at­ing between all stakeholders in a highly chal­leng­ing po­lit­i­cal en­vi­ron­ment. We will be con­tribut­ing to sus­tain­able im­prove­ment in the public in­fra­struc­ture for the benefit of the pop­u­la­tion while pro­mot­ing com­mu­ni­ca­tion and har­mon­i­sa­tion between the two parts of the country.

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The aim of this project is to help Cyprus grow together – not only infrastructurally, but also socially.
The Northern Cyprus project is unusal in so far as we are working directly for the European Commission. We support the members of the delegation in their local office and provide assistance.
Eric Kalmbach
Head of Department DAE
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