Medium-Term Development Plan

Projects to be implemented during the period 2017– 2021

1. Strategic Plan 2017-2037

The Board has signed a contract for the provision of services for the preparation of the Strategic Plan of the Sewerage Board of Limassol-Amathus (SBLA).

The object of the contract is the provision of services for the preparation of the financial model for the next twenty (20) years, as well as the preparation of the Board’s Strategic Plan, an implementation plan, quarterly budget reports and the provision of support services/supplementary services for the updating and upgrading of the contract’s deliverables for two years.  

The Strategic Plan  includes forecasts regarding financial issues expected to concern the Board over the course of the next 20 years. At the heart of this plan, which will be subject to constant revisions and updates, will be three-year development plans and provisional forecasts for the Medium-Term Development Plan.

2. Medium-Term Development Plan 2016-2021. Sewage charges for the period 2017-2021.

As noted above, the Board has prepared its 20-year Strategic Plan for the period 2017-2037.  It will be based on the above-mentioned new Strategic Plan 2017-2037 and will cover the period 2017-2021, in accordance with the projects that are planned for the next five years.

Given the changes to the Board of Directors of the Organisation as of 1/1/2017, the new five-year development plan, with the proposed outline of sewage charges for the period 2018-2022, has been approved, bearing in mind the challenges and the new reality described in the present Report.


3.1 Contract Ε10: Construction of a large new pumping station adjacent to the Limassol New Port, with pressure and gravity pipes, to serve the new areas that will be connected to the system at a cost of approximately €6.5 million.

3.2 Contract Ε13: Construction of a new wastewater treatment plant to the west, adjacent to the 1st Limassol Industrial Zone, with a capacity of 13,000 m3/day at a cost of approximately €26 million for the construction and €13 million for its operation for a period of 10 years. The Contract is among those receiving co-funding in the framework of the EU’s “Competitiveness and Sustainable Development” programme in the 2014-2020 programming period. Work has already begun and is due for completion in April 2022.

Photo: Photorealistic image of the Western Wastewater Treatment Plant at Kato Polemidhia

3.3 Contract Ε14:  Work on the coastal road to repair and restore the main sewage pipe at a cost of €8 million. Work that began in March 2019 is due to be completed by the end of the current month.

3.4 Contract Ε17: Construction of the sewerage system of the Community Councils of Pyrgos and Parekklisia at a cost of approximately €16 million, of which 10% will come from the SBLA and the remaining 90% from the Government and/or EU funds.


4.1 Contract Ε16: Construction of a new pumping station and main sewer between Limassol Marina and the Port along the coastal road, to deal with new flows from existing areas that are or will be connected to the system, at a cost of approximately €13-€14 million (including VAT, etc.). The work will be carried out in the context of the construction of the coastal road by the Public Works Department.

4.2 Contract F5: Flood Prevention Works: Execution of flood prevention works in the Greater Limassol area, at a budgeted cost of approximately €34 million (including VAT and other expenses), of which €16.5 εκ. (60% approx.) will be provided by the Government and €13 million by the SBLA. The tender for the 1st phase of construction, worth some €17 million has been published and work is expected to start in April 2021.

Most of these projects are among those that were postponed following the events of March 2013 on instructions of the Government.

4.3 Contract F8: Flood Prevention Works in the City Centre: It concerns the construction of storm drains in Navarinou St., Ayias Fylaxeos St., N.P. Lanitis St. and Thessalonikis St. and other streets in the city centre. The studies and plans, which were drawn up in 2014 by the Municipality of Limassol, the Public Works Department and the SBLA, are being reviewed by the Consulting Engineers with the aim of reducing the quantity of stormwater in the Castle area and in Anexartisias Street, the city’s main commercial street. The new Studies and Tenders are expected to be ready by the end of April 2021, with the Tender being awarded in 2021 and work beginning at the end of 2021 or in early 2022. The project has a budget of €6.5 million and work is expected to take 18 months.

4.4 Retention Ponds: Two retention ponds are planned for Ayios Athanasios and Ayia Phyla respectively.

4.5 Contracts F1-F3: Sewerage System on Refugee Estates: Following the decision by the Council of Ministers to assign to the SBLA the construction of a main sewage system on Refugee Housing Estates in the broader Limassol area which are not connected to the SBLA system, the Board will publish the first Tender for construction work in the first quarter of 2021. Work is expected to start at the end of the year.

4.6 Contract Ε19: Sewage project at Palodhia: In the context of the implementation of the sewage project at Palodhia, a Tender has been issued for Consulting Engineers to prepare the required Studies and Network Construction Plans. Work is expected to begin at the end of 2023 or in early 2024.

4.7 Western Villages Sewage project – SBLA Westwards Expansion: Implementation of the sewage project in the five western villages (Ypsonas, Kolossi, Erimi, Trachoni, Episkopi) has begun with the preparation of documents and the publication of a Tender for Consulting Engineers. Construction work is planned for after 2024-2025.

5. Budgeted Costs

Table 10 below contains all the planned projects described in detail in Section 9.6 with their budgeted costs.

6. Total costs of projects completed or due to be completed by 2021.

The total cost of projects completed by 31/12/2015 and of those which will be completed by 2021 is listed below by category. The figures include all expenses, including VAT.

As can be seen in Table 10 below, the total cost of projects until 2021 is expected to amount to some €433 million.

Table 10: Cost Analysis for projects due for completion by 2021


Cost as at 31/12/2015 €

Cost as at 31/12/2021 €

Percentage of total cost of wastewater treatment


Sewage System

Main Pipe

Other main pipelines

Overflow pipe and undergound tunnel

Buildings and other equipment
















Pumping stations




Moni Treatment Plant

New Kato Polemidhia Treatment Plant







Total - Sewage




Palodhia, Pyrgos, Parekklishia network




Total Β2 – Wastewater

Total Β2 – Rainwater






Total – Wastewater & Rainwater




NoteThese forecasts are provisional and they will change to some degree when the Board draws up its strategy for the coming years on the basis of the Strategic Plan and the new Medium-Term Development Plan 2017-2021.

7.  Planned Projects

Table 11: Planned Construction Projects 2017-2021




Plan 2017- 2021

(incl. VAT)


Ε10 – New Pumping Station 6


Ε13 – Western Wastewater Treatment Plant (including land)


Ε14 – Refurbishment/repairs to main pipes


Ε16 – Extension to Pumping Station 5 and construction of main pressure and gravity pipelines


E17/Ε19 - Parekklishia/Pyrgos/Palodhia


Rainwater Storage Tanks:

                                            Cost of Construction

                                            Cost of land



Rainwater projects


Total at basic prices


Studies and Supervision (5%)


Unexpected/miscellaneous costs (5%)


Total, including VAT


NoteThese forecasts are provisional and they will change to some degree when the Board draws up its strategy for the coming years on the basis of the Strategic Plan and the new Medium-Term Development Plan 2017-2021.



Ε-procurement NOVIWAM Nireas KEPA Homer
ep ​​ logo_nireas logo_nireas logo_nireas