Expansion of UNFICYP's Command Post-10 completed
COMMAND POST-10, 16 August 2017 - Following an increase in UNFICYP’s Slovak contingent in September 2016 in line with Operation UNFICYP concept Force888, the mission’s Sector 4 embarked on not only fulfilling new operational tasks, but also expanding the accommodation and catering capacities for Slovak troops deployed at the Command Post (CP)-10 base near Dheryneia, where the new team was assigned.
The CP-10 expansion process has involved building a new kitchen-dining facility, relocation the helicopter landing system and rebuilding it for night use, as well as building another accommodation area. In addition, the mission has constructed parking lots, perimeter fencing and gates, landscaped the base and its surroundings with emphasis on flood protection measures, construction of infrastructure for new lighting and has installed backup electric generator and removed an unused water tower. Work commenced on 26 December 2016, and was completed at the end of July 2017; the new CP-10 facility becomes the most modern base in UNFICYP’s area of operation.
On 16 August 2017, CP-10 was officially opened and presented to senior mission officialsm including Force Commander Major General Mohammad Humayun Kabir, Chief-of-Staff Colonel Tim Wildish and Deputy Chief Mission Support, Mr. Ivan Radev, among others. The head of the Force Engineers, Lt. Col. Pavol Kobik conducted the tour of the new facilities.
In his remarks, General Humayun thanked to the Slovak engineers and the civilian engineers for their dedication as well as the high quality of their work in the implementation of the project.