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Over €100m being spent on Limassol projects

Limassol Mayor Andreas Christou

Over €100 million is being spent on Limassol’s development despite tough financial times, Mayor Andreas Christou said on Monday.

Presenting a 2014 – 2015 report, he outlined that work on the much-anticipated passenger terminal at the city’s port, was set to begin early next year.

Meanwhile there are currently four contracts – totalling €45m being implemented with another project worth some €22m currently being evaluated.

“A decision by the Tender Review Authority is expected so another project with a €6 million budget can move forward,” Christou said.

Since last year, projects totalling almost €48m were undertaken or are still in the works such as covering major spots in Limassol with waste water management projects and drainage systems.

The mayor hailed the Limassol Fine Arts Centre – Papadakis Warehouse saying it would become a prototype for the island.

As well as the aquarium in the zoo, the mayor added “last but not least, the decision by the relevant ministries and services to adopt a strategic proposal for a sustainable urban development for run-down districts in the city centre was approved with €22m in funding.”

Christou stressed that despite a 35 per cent slash in the budget, the public was able to reap the benefits of large projects such as Limassol’s marina, the new port’s passenger terminal and expanded quays, the waterfront park, the city’s redevelopment and Garillis park.

Next year, works to join the coastal avenue with Franklin Roosevelt via Koumandarias Street until the Ayios Antonios church and Ayia Fylaxeos from the roundabout until Spyros Kyprianou is set to start.

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