The Environmental Information Center of Larnaka Mountainous Area was founded by the Larnaka District Development Agency in 2012. The project was funded through Action 2.6 “Sustaining and Improving the Social and Ecological Role of Forests”, Status 2.6.1: “Non-Productive Investments”, Project: Creating a Visitors Center, in the context of the Program of Agricultural Development 2007 – 2013 of the Cyprus Organization of Agricultural Payments.
The establishment of Larnaca District Development Agency (ANETEL) was an initiative from the Union of Communities of Larnaca. After years of involvement in European affairs and European programs, the Board of Director of the Union of Communities of Larnaca, with the strong support of the Municipalities of Larnaca and others institutions, felt that it was necessary to establish a flexible mechanism. Through this mechanism, it would facilitate the involvement of local authorities of the Larnaca District into the procedures that pertaining to the developments in the European Union and particularly regarding the absorption of European funds for realizing the development vision of each community and municipality.