The contract for the large anti-flood project of the center of Limassol was signed today at the Municipal Palace of Limassol between SALA and the company ATLAS PANTOU.
The contract was signed on behalf of SALA by the President of the Mayor of Limassol, Nikos Nikolaidis, and on behalf of the Contractor, the Chief Executive Officer of ATLAS PANTOU, Mr. Marios Pontikis.
The value of the Contract amounts to € 6,950,000. Construction will begin shortly after the Christmas and New Year holidays and is scheduled to last 20 months.
The event was attended by members and executives of the Council, government officials, representatives of institutions and authorities of our city, and representatives of the media.
The aim of this project is to protect the area of the Medieval Castle and the most important commercial street of the city, Independence Street, from floods.
The project envisages the construction of a rainwater network consisting of three main culverts with a total length of about four kilometers, which will collect rainwater in three horizontal levels and will channel it west to the Garyllis River bed, thus preventing it from descending to the historic city center. This is a project with a very high degree of difficulty, as it provides extensive excavations on 27 streets in the center of Limassol, many of which are main shopping streets with increased traffic and commercial activity.
With the completion of this project, the big gap of the lack of flood protection, which has been bothering the residents and the professionals of the city center for many years, will be closed.
The project is co-financed with a government contribution.