A new crossing point which links the Greek and Turkish communities in Cyprus will be built after a joint venture deal was signed with the United Nations Development Programme.

Participants of the joint venture will immediately begin the upgrade of the road between Kato Pyrgos/Asagi Pirgo and Limnitis/Yesilirmak in the northwest of the island.

The road will allow civilian traffic to flow through the buffer zone running across the area.

Work is being funded by the European Union, the US Agency for International Development and the Government of the Republic of Cyprus.