Over the past few years the community of Agia Varvara has seen a significant housing development. The geographical position of the village, in combination with a series of developmental projects, constitute some of the most important factors for the observed development.
Agia Varvara is chosen by many people as a place of permanent stay due to its geographical position. In particular, it is located in the centre of the free areas of Cyprus offering a very good road network.
The various services that are offered in the Community constitute an important reason why young residents are attracted by the area. In particular, Agia Varvara is a community offering a Kindergarten, a Primary School and a Regional Gymnasium.
The housing development in the Community was also boosted by the housing plans. More specifically, 200 plots were granted to refugees in four stages for self-housing purposes, whereas plots were also given to poor families. At the same time, the Land Development Organisation has promoted three projects for the construction of 100 housing units.
Agia Varvara Community Council
The presence of industrial units in the village played an important role in the employment of people and also in the economic growth of the community. The factories of sewing and that of the woollies, occupy a satisfactory number of residents of the village. Certain of these types are exported in the abroad and other are supplied to various shops in the city of Nicosia and in the other cities.
Another important industrial unit of the village is the pottery unit. It is a modern manufactured building, with possibility of production of 60.000 bricks per day. Is the known pottery “LEDRA” that is found in southerly western of the village, in the locality “Stenomata”. It was given this name due to the ancient name of Nicosia “Ledra”. It functioned in 1977.
Another modern industrial unit, that is found little outside of the village, is that of the olive press. One progressive worker of the village installed this modern olive press in the region. It serves not only the village, but also the neighboring villages.
This olive press, which allocates the most modern and perfected instruments, cost roughly 150 thousands pounds and it began its operation in 1989. It does not need any personnel, it is handled only by its author. It is installed in a big building. The olive press works 4-5 months per year, from November up to the means of March.
These two units are found in the craft-based area of the community.
In the industrial area of Ayia Varvara that is found southerly of the village it includes factories of carpentry, factories of metal manufactures and a lot of deposits to store products.
The planning for the creation of a craft-based area is already finished in order to transfer there all the manufacturing companies that are found in the village.