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Sofoclis Aletraris
Minister of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environment





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Mr Sofoclis Aletraris assumed office as Minister of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environment on 5 August 2011. At the time of his appointment as Minister he was the Director of the Water Development Department (WDD), a position he held since 15 December 2008.

Mr Aletraris was appointed to the permanent position of Irrigation Engineer at the Water Development Department in March 1978. From 1978 to 1985 he worked at the Planning Division and the Design Division of the Water Development Department in the design of various projects. From 1985 to 1998 he worked at the Construction Division as Resident Engineer on various construction projects.

In May 1998 he was promoted to the position of Senior Water Engineer and as the Nicosia District Engineer he was responsible for coordinating and supervising all the activities of the Nicosia District Office of the Department. In July 2008 he was promoted to the position of the Chief Water Engineer responsible for the Construction, Operation and Maintenance Sector of the WDD.

He graduated from the Pancyprian Kykkos Boys’ High School in 1971. He served in the National Guard and completed his service with the rank of Second Lieutenant.

He holds a diploma in Rural and Surveying Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens, Greece (1977), as well as a BSc in Civil Engineering (1982) and and an MSc in Water Engineering (1983) from Utah State University, USA. He also holds a Master in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of New Haven, USA (1999).

Mr Aletraris was born in Nicosia on 22 April 1953.

He is married to Chryso and they have a son, George, and a daughter, Lydia.

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