The Sewerage Board of Limassol – Amathus (SBLA) signed a contract on Wednesday for the construction of a sewerage system in Palodia, at an estimated cost of €7 million.
“Today, with the beginning of the design of the sewerage system, we begin on a course for the development and progress of a large and important community in our district,” Limassol mayor Nicos Nicolaides said during the signing.
The first contract related to the project, signed with Roikos Engineering Consultants and Ζ&Α Antonaropoulos, will cost €295,000 and covers the study and design of the Palodia sewerage system, supervision of the tendering process, as well as management and supervision of construction.
The Palodia sewerage system will cover an area of approximately three square kilometres, and serve a community of 4,500 people.
Eighty per cent of the €7 million needed for the project will be paid by the government, while 20 per cent will be funded by the SBLA. The board said it will not need to borrow money to fund its share of the project.
The design of the project is estimated to be completed by April 2022, while the tendering process for the construction phase is expected to be completed by next September.
Construction is scheduled to begin in June 2023, with the main part of the project due to be completed in 2025.
Nicolaides also announced that the SBLA has approved the launch of the tendering process for the expansion of the SBLA sewerage system in the Kouriοn region, which includes Ypsonas, Kolossi, Erimi, Episkopi, Trachoni, Asomatos, Akrotiri and Tserkezoi.
The Kourion region project is estimated to cost €120 million and involves a sewerage network spanning 250 kilometres in total length. It will also include the construction of a Biological Wastewater Treatment Plant.
“This project is is one of the main challenges facing the SBLA today, which has swiftly scheduled all of its actions to accelerate the project,” Nicolaides said.
“We expect that the competent government agencies will move with the appropriate speed and determination and will fulfil their own obligations for the implementation of the project,” the Limassol mayor added.