8 projects for the rapid development of Limassol

Dec 23, 2022 | Cyprus Economy

But what are these eight works, semantically chosen by the president of the Republic to visit, and what do they serve:

New Limassol Stadium

The construction of a new stadium in Limassol was a request of the players of the Football teams AEL, Apollon and Ari, as well as the fans of the city, who can now look forward to a new page for their teams and their history. The project, the total cost of which is expected to exceed €40 million, meets the international standards and safety rules required by UEFA, thus creating the prospects for its exploitation for international competitions.

Wastewater Treatment Plant (Recycled Water Production Plant) of Western Limassol 

The contract for the project was signed in November 2018. The final construction cost is expected to amount to €31 million, plus VAT. The contract includes provisions for the operation and maintenance of the project for the first 10 years, at a cost of another €14 million. The project was included for co-financing in the programming period 2014-2020, while there is a state contribution of 30% for the cost of construction of the tertiary treatment and 100% for the cost of construction of the pumping station for transporting the recovered water. The station, with a capacity of 13 thousand cubic meters per day, is a new project of the Limassol-Amathus Sewerage Board, to serve the areas of Zakaki, Polemidia and Agios Spyridon, as well as the hospital, The New Port and the First Industrial Area of Limassol. The station has already been put into operation and is currently receiving about 2,500 cubic meters per day. The recovered water produced is already received by the Department of Water Development and used for irrigation of agricultural areas in the area.

Construction site for flood protection projects

Currently implemented by Sala two major flood protection projects, one in the Center and one in the wider Limassol area. These are projects aimed at preventing floods on the road network and adjacent properties, from the extensive floods observed over time in Limassol. This prevention is achieved by collecting rainwater and channeling it into rivers. The first project, in the center of Limassol, protects from flooding the historic center of the city and especially the Independence Street and the area of the medieval castle. The second project, in the wider area of Limassol, extends to all five municipalities that are included in the boundaries of Sala and serves the areas of Kato Polemidia, Ekali, Tsireio, Mesa neighbourhood, Agios Athanasios and Germasogeia. The total budget of the projects exceeds €23 million. The implementation of the two projects is carried out with a state contribution from the Ministry of Interior, amounting to €20 million. The projects can be co-financed by The “Thalia” program.

Adult employment center on Filellinon Street

The adult employment center of the municipality of Limassol was completed about twelve months ago, with a budget of €2 million. The project was co-financed by European and national funds, as well as by the municipality Fund. This is one of the dozens of social cohesion projects that have been promoted in the last ten years and which improves the services provided to elderly people. The spaces of the center can be used for exhibitions, theatrical performances, lectures and screenings, as well as for music, theater, dance, gymnastics, painting, sculpture and crafts. 

Restoration of municipal apartment buildings and creation of a multifunctional Social Services Center on Misiaouli and Kavazoglou Street 

The renovation/restoration of municipal apartment buildings on Misiaouli and Kavazoglou Street, in combination with the upgrading of other external infrastructure in this central artery of Limassol, contributes to the further improvement of the quality of life of the residents of the area, as well as to easier and more pleasant access and movement of all citizens. In addition, the redevelopment of the apartment buildings and their transformation into a multifunctional center for the provision of social services, with a total cost of €5,1 million, supports the social cohesion of the residents and increases the traffic to social services of the municipality of Limassol. The municipal apartment buildings on Misiaouli and Kavazoglou Street are a monument of particular importance for the municipality of Limassol, since they mark its first social interventions for decades. Therefore, their upgrade to social support infrastructure for its citizens, with the creation of a Counseling Center, A Center for the protection and employment of children, a Youth Center and a maternity care center of cut, is a very important development. The project was co-financed by European and national funds, as well as by the municipality Fund.

Upgrading B Technical School of Limassol 

This is a project worth €6.5 million, expected to be completed in about 12 months. The project will contribute to the improvement of the conditions of learning, activity and movement of students of B technical Limassol. It includes the demolition and construction of a new administration wing and new laboratories, earthquake and energy upgrade, improvement of accessibility and fire safety, creation of a bus stop Bay, New Basketball Stadium, creation of rest areas for students and teachers, creation of a rainwater management network and other general improvement works of the school premises.

€490 million over the last 10 years for 79 infrastructure projects

The government has contributed €490 million over the last 10 years for 79 infrastructure, improvement and development projects in Limassol. “With these projects, the government contributes, in a targeted and constructive way, to the progress and development of Limassol, which in recent years has been rapid,” the president of the Republic himself said during his recent tour of the city. “The new look of Limassol, the acquisition of modern infrastructure and the prospects for its further development, make it more humane and more functional. Thus, conditions of a high level of quality of life are created for the benefit of the citizens and the rare cultural and natural wealth it has is highlighted”, concluded Nikos Anastasiadis.

It is a fact that every Cypriot citizen can easily see the revived image of Limassol and its transformation into a city that has nothing to envy from modern European cities. The aim is to follow Limassol and other cities and regions of our island and, above all, any new development to be planned with respect to man, nature and the environment.

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