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Cyprus: Towards improved water resource management in Limassol-Amathus

20 September 2010

PARIS - The Sewerage Board of Limassol-Amathus represented by Mr. Andreas Christou, Mayor of Limassol, and the CEB, represented by Mr. Imre Tarafás, Vice-Governor, have signed a loan contract worth 130 million euros.

The aim of the project part-financed by the Bank is to modernise sewerage and water management infrastructure in the Greater Limassol area, thereby guaranteeing sustainable urbanisation of the region. In broader terms, it comes within the framework of the measures taken by Cyprus to implement, by 2012, the European directive concerning urban wastewater treatment.

The funds allocated by the CEB will provide for the extension of the sewerage network tothe north and west of the city and for the construction of a second waste-water treatment plant. They will also make it possible to extend the rainwater drainage system required to successfully prevent flooding.

Thanks to these works, the sanitary situation of the targeted popuations, representing 75 000 people, will be markedly improved and the region’s natural resources better protected.

The Sewerage Board of Limassol-Amathus is an independent utility company set up in 1980, in compliance with the provisions of the Sewerage and Drainage Law of 1971.

Since the country joined the CEB in 1962, 32 projects have been approved in favour of Cyprus for an accumulated amount of 2.24 billion euros.