The project of unifying the Kato Pafos Archaeological Sites is now entering completion phase.
Mayor Phedonos signed a relevant contract with ‘Miltiades Neophytou Civil Engineering Contractors & Developments Ltd’ for a total cost of €2,022,000 plus VAT. Work will start immediately with a deadline of 8 months.
In remarks following the signing ceremony, Mayor Phedonos pointed out that the implementation processes were launched by the Department of Public Works in 2015, with the Municipality implementing 32 other relevant projects over the past 7 years (2022). The current one is now going into completion phase.
‘This is a shining new diamond for the city’, the Mayor said, noting that completion will contribute to further development of the area, attracting visitors to the most historic part of the city, a monument to the Pafos enormous antiquity value and included in the UNESCO cultural heritage sites list.
Mr. Phedonos added that the overall project covers an area of approximately 20,000 square meters and includes, in addition to an overpass already constructed, three squares, pedestrian areas, walkways, special routes and other beautification and practical actions.
The contractor company’s President Miltiades Neophytou assured the Pafos Mayor that the project will be implemented with due quality and delivered in the stipulated schedule.
It has to be recalled that the first Tender for execution of the project was announced in December 2015 by the Department of Public Works and in February 2016 a contract was signed between the Department and successful tenderer GCC Ltd.
Construction work begun in October 2016.
It was however halted in May 2018 due to serious issues with project progress.
In January 2019, the Department of Public Works undertook completion through subcontractors.
Once again though, the project did not proceed productively and was interrupted
again in February 2020. Subsequently and in light of these complications, the Pafos Municipality, following consultation with competent minister Yiannis Carousos, secured the assignment of the project in order to proceed with tenders that would lead to its completion.